[opensource] Format for Upcoming Elections

Isaac Jones ijones at syntaxpolice.org
Mon May 22 17:58:54 EDT 2006


Jim Dinan <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu> writes:

> Dear Open Source Club:
>
> Below I have outlined some notes on how I would like to proceed with our
> elections.
>
> Our constitution states: "The club should elect one leader whose title
> shall be Benevolent Dictator."  However, this is at odds with the
> university requirement that all registered student organizations have a
> primary leader, secondary leader, and treasurer.  And also that these
> positions be filled by the start of the next academic year.
(snip)
> I feel that this is a good compromise between the university's
> requirements and the spirit of our constitution.  

It's not at odds with university policy.  The other positions are
appointed by the BD, which is perfectly fine, AFAIK.  That said, your
compromise seems fine.  It errs on the side of Democracy over Getting
Stuff Done, which was the spirit of the original constitution.

peace,

  isaac


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