[Ofa_boardplus] OFA Collaboration via Zoom
Coulter, Susan K
skc at lanl.gov
Tue Oct 10 10:41:11 PDT 2017
> On Oct 10, 2017, at 11:32 AM, Jason Gunthorpe <jgunthorpe at obsidianresearch.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 05:18:20PM +0000, Coulter, Susan K wrote:
>>> On Oct 6, 2017, at 1:16 PM, Jason Gunthorpe <jgunthorpe at obsidianresearch.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 06:40:43PM +0000, Pappas, Jim wrote:
>>>> While mandatory for the BOD meetings I believe it is also good
>>>> organizational hygiene to have a no-recording policy for all
>>>> meetings of the organization.
>>> I agree with Jim's reasoning regarding the board meetings, it matches
>>> advice I have also received in the past.
>> To my mind, there is little difference between the fairly detailed minutes we have, and recordings.
>> That said, since we have members who feel strongly about it, that is good enough for me.
>> If even one member is uncomfortable with it - it is off the table.
> Under the reasoning Jim gave, the board meeting minutes may be too
> extensive today :(
> For legal safety, the goal may be not to record every statement and
> disagreement, but to record important factual statements and the
> results of votes.
> Of course, this makes the minutes useless as a collaborative tool.
It seems to me folks read the minutes to insure their comments were recorded correctly.
Beyond that, they are simply a legal (and important) requirement.
I’ve never seen them used as a collaborative tool, nor referred to ever again.
> Each board has to weigh the legal risks vs the collaborative benefit.
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