[Ofa_boardplus] XWG call 11/10

Coulter, Susan K skc at lanl.gov
Thu Nov 10 08:12:05 PST 2016

I think we do need to pursue #1, because we need to continue to make progress on this issue.
If folks are ambivalent about Advisory Board versus At-large seats … we should simply continue the at-large director path.
We may not be ready for a motion, but we have a couple issues to resolve.

My memory is that we did not come to a conclusion about who gets to vote for the at-large seats.
Below are my notes from after the 10/27 meeting.
Paul probably has something similar in power point format...

>>> 1.  The number of directors is equal to the number of Promoter companies plus 2
>>> 2.  Each company appoints one person as a director
>>> 3.  The 2 additional at-large Director positions will be elected
>>> 4.  These 2 additional Directors cannot be employed by / affiliated with an organization already represented
>>> 5.  At-large nominees will be vetted by the current Board against the requirements 
>>> 6.  At-large Directors have a one year term limit - expiring/renewing around annual conference
>>> 7.  These 2 at-large Directors DO have a vote
>>> 8.  These 2 at-large Directors will become members without fees and therefore will be held to bylaws
>>> 9.   Voting options
>>>    We prefer an inclusive vote, i.e. the larger RDMA community, not just OFA members/directors - but we have not fully defined that.
>>>     Nor have we defined the method by which the vote will occur.

> On Nov 9, 2016, at 5:25 PM, Paul Grun <grun at cray.com> wrote:
> I am not planning to have the motion that is the subject of item 2) ready for tomorrow.  But my sense is that we’ve discussed it sufficiently that I know what needs to be done by way of a motion.  So do we need item 1)?
> Maybe a short meeting?
> From: Ofa_boardplus [mailto:ofa_boardplus-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org] On Behalf Of Coulter, Susan K
> Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 4:22 PM
> To: ofa_boardplus at lists.openfabrics.org
> Subject: [Ofa_boardplus] XWG call 11/10
> 2nd Thursday XWG Meeting
> Agenda:
> 1.  Re-review the Advisory Board versus At-large director seat decision.
> 2.  Finalize the motion for the choice made above, if possible
> 3.  Identify, if possible, the next bylaws item to be discussed

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