[OpenStack Foundation] Foundation Structure: An Alternative

Jonathan Bryce jonathan at openstack.org
Fri Mar 9 23:30:30 UTC 2012

On Mar 9, 2012, at 5:00 PM, Devin Carlen wrote:
> Mark, one thing that I am curious about - there doesn't seem to be language in the foundation structure document that would prevent "individual" members from organizations that are also "strategic" members from also being on the board.   Is there any language that prevents board stacking?
> Devin

We hadn't put language in the overall structure summary around this, but have mentioned that this was something the Bylaws would probably cover. Setting the specific limitations is probably somewhat dependent on the Board size. I think it makes sense to have some limit (one company cannot employ more than X percentage of the Board members), but not say that it can only be one per company. If there are really good candidates who happen to share an employer, eliminating them completely could be counterproductive. Also, Individual Member seats would be tied to the individual instead of an organization, meaning the member would retain the seat even if he or she changed employers.

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