[aaloa promoters] Nominating the temporary governing board

Joe Gorman Joe.Gorman at sintef.no
Tue Sep 7 08:19:22 CEST 2010

I had been just about to write a message saying that I think we should have just one representative from any one organisation (otherwise it can look unfair, especially for anything needing a vote).  I had also been going to say that each official representative should have a recognised "deputy", to attend meetings etc. when the main representative is unavailable.  But I don't need to say that now, as Saied already suggested it!

The only other thing I would add is that the governing board should be made up only of "volunteers".  So: the fact that an organisation is listed as a promoter  should not mean that we automatically insist on that organisation being represented on the board.  They would be allowed, but not required.  So we should ask for people who actively volunteer for this role e.g. by responding to a request from you, Francesco.

For SINTEF, I volunteer to be the representative, with Marius as my alternate.

.   Joe

On 6/09/2010 14:15 , "Mohammad-Reza Tazari" <saied.tazari at igd.fraunhofer.de> wrote:

Oh, sorry Francesco, my mistake (to have forgotten the initial email,
now attached)! This is why I simply referred to the web site...

Looking at the member list in the attached email + Ricardo Serafin @ TSB
+ Juan Carlos Naranjo Martinez & Laura Belenguer Querol @ ITACA + Marco
Eichelberg @ OFFIS, there are 27 people from 13 orgs.

I would suggest to have only one representative from each organization,
MAYBE just with exception for CNR-ISTI, in order to have a size that
reaches more easily a majority (assuming 2/3) when meeting and telcos
are organized. This way, the upper-limit for the size of the board will
be 14, depending on if all orgs do want to be present in the board. The
following numbers should help to have an imagination of what it means
for our meetings and telcos:

   size        min. # of members necessary for meetings
   ----        ----------------------------------------
    10                          7
    11-12                       8
    13                          9
    14                          10

But, I suggest that each official board member from each org can
nominate just a second person as possible proxy to increase the chance
that all orgs are presented when meetings and telcos are organized.


-- Saied

Francesco Furfari wrote on 06-Sep-10 13:14:
> Dear Said,
> yes, but personally I would not limit the size of governing board, being
> temporary, to 10 people.
> The four organizations cited in the website are willing to spend some
> resources for incubating AALOA, but we haven't to limit the
> participation to them.
> In general in this mailing list we have individuals that don't represent
> formally organizations, I'm thinking to Francois Letellier or to Thomas
> Karopka to name a few. But I think their point of views can enrich the
> governing board to take the right decisions.
> Furthermore, I think that people belonging to the governing board will
> have binding vote, but I would get the opinion of all the AALOA
> subscribers.
> francesco
> Il 06/09/2010 11.35, Mohammad-Reza Tazari ha scritto:
>> Hi everybody,
>> from Fh-IGD, Reiner & me would like to join the temporary governing
>> board.
>> Just to make sure: taking the list under
>> http://www.aaloa.org/team/role_of_promoters (CNR-ISTI, Fh-IGD, ITACA,
>> and SINTEF) and the newest announcement that Marco Eichelberg from
>> OFFIS has also joined this list (welcome on board, Marco!), with the
>> suggestion by Francesco, there will be at most 10 people as members of
>> the temporary governing board. Is that right?
>> Regards,
>> -- Saied
>> Francesco Furfari wrote on 06-Sep-10 09:42:
>>> Hello to everybody,
>>> an important issue we discussed in Lisbon was about the appointment of a
>>> temporary governing board.
>>> I hope all of you are now returned and relaxed from their summer
>>> vacation to proceed with the board nomination.
>>> I would like to report in the slides presenting AALOA initiative at AAL
>>> Forum the names of the people composing the temporary governing board.
>>> I have not got a specific procedure in mind. Maybe we could consider to
>>> include not more than 2 people from the same organization.
>>> Then we should only propose our candidature.
>>> WDYT? any other hint?
>>> francesco
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