Fw: Supporting Members for the OVC

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 14:30:30 CST

Here is the first response regarding my idea about a representative for the
supporting members.

Alan D.

> Hi Alan,
>
> Perhaps I should be putting this up on a discussion board, but I
> didn't know where, so I'm just replying to you directly:
>
> I'm a little wary of this idea of having one vote per membership.
> Maybe I'm just being silly, but this basically opens up the
> possibility of someone buying their way onto the board. While this
> would be great in terms of bringing in a lot of money to OVC, it may
> not be the best message to be sending to everyone out there. One of
> the main thrusts of the OVC is, after all, the desire to remove the
> profit motive from the whole voting process.
>
> Just a thought.
>
> -Dylan
>
>
> On Sun, 7 Nov 2004 14:19:58 -0800, Alan Dechert
> <alan@openvotingconsortium.org> wrote:
> > Dear OVC Donors:
> >
> > We've been getting Supporting Membership subscriptions without saying
> > anything about what Supporting Members get in return (other than the
> > satisfaction of supporting to good cause)!
> >
> > We will be addressing this issue at our NOV 11 board meeting. I wrote
the
> > following to our email list a little while ago.
> > http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/November.2004/0204.html
> >
> > As I outline there, I am proposing that we create an Ex Officio board
> > membership slot for a representative of the Supporting Members. I would
> > like your feedback on this.
> >
> > Also, I note in the above message that one person (Dylan Hirsch-Shell)
> > signed up for 2 supporting memberships. This is great! Any Supporting
> > Member is more than welcome to sign up for multiple subscriptions. I am
> > also proposing that each membership gets a vote. So Dylan would have 2
> > votes to use, if desired, on issues that come before the Supporting
> > Membership.
> >
> > For your information, here are a couple of other notes I wrote today:
> >
> > http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/November.2004/0209.html
> > http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/November.2004/0213.html
> > http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/November.2004/0216.html
> >
> > Most of our $ donors are not on our email discussion list. If any of
you
> > want to join that, let me know.
> >
> > Thanks again to all of you for your support. We still need a huge
effort to
> > reach our goal. Some of you have emailed your friends and relatives.
This
> > has worked. I know of some subscriptions that materialized that way. I
> > encourage more of that!
> >
> > Besides the email feedback, I welcome your phone call should you want to
> > converse that way.
> >
> > Alan Dechert
> > 916-772-5360
> >
> >
>
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