[maemo-community] [HFB] Some thoughts concerning "rules of engagement" that fall outside of the Bylaws document...

From: Tim Samoff tim at samoff.com
Date: Tue Oct 23 18:29:02 EEST 2012

Lucas Maneos wrote:
> Hm, I wonder if it can be worked around by ensuring the directors have TTS
> on their IRC machines, so they can all "hear" each other.

I feel like specific Pennsylvania "rules" are fine for now, as ammended
by our bylaws. I think that stating voice meetings as the exemplar with
exception of IRC and additional forms of "other electronic technology"
when necessary would be acceptable under the laws and statutes therein.

By calling out the origination clause and amending Foundation specific
clauses we would be agreeing to and abiding by the Pennsylvania rules
for more cases if not all.

This is similar to complying with "Section 508" for accessibility
issues... As long as a "good effort" is put forth there are usually no
hard and fast reasons why anyone should be persecuted. (I.e., a website
that shows videos cannot always provide proper forms of transcripts or
subtitles, but if a subtitle is embedded into a video is shows "good

In this way, we can show "good effort" by abiding by the laws and adding
our amendment as a "worst case" exception.

This is where the law gets fuzzy and I think it can work to our favor.

But, again, I'm not a lawyer and all of this is anecdotal.



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