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1. This document details the constitution of the society hereinafter referred to as 'KDE-GB' or 'the society'.  KDE refers to the free software desktop project (http://www.kde.org) and KDE e.V. refers to the German registered association ("eingetragener Verein") of  KDE (http://ev.kde.org).
 
1. This document details the constitution of the society hereinafter referred to as 'KDE-GB' or 'the society'.  KDE refers to the free software desktop project (http://www.kde.org) and KDE e.V. refers to the German registered association ("eingetragener Verein") of  KDE (http://ev.kde.org).
  
2. Membership of the society is open to (1) all members of KDE e.V. (automatic), (2) people who have made a significant contribution to KDE (upon decision of the committee).
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2. Membership of the society is open to (1) all members of KDE e.V. resident in Britain (automatic), (2) people who have made a significant contribution to KDE (upon decision of the committee) and are resident in Britain.
  
 
3. Membership is available at no cost; no subscription payments will be due.
 
3. Membership is available at no cost; no subscription payments will be due.
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4. Membership applications, and notices of resignation from the society, should be made to the Secretary, who will accept at least suitably signed emails and applications in person.
 
4. Membership applications, and notices of resignation from the society, should be made to the Secretary, who will accept at least suitably signed emails and applications in person.
  
5. The purpose of the society is to promote KDE and Free software in general.  
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5. The purpose of the society is to promote KDE and Free software in general. KDE GB will be the official representative of KDE e.V. in Britain.
  
 
6. The KDE-GB Committee will consist of three roles.
 
6. The KDE-GB Committee will consist of three roles.
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8. Anyone in the Committee or any three other KDE-GB members may  call an Extraordinary General Meeting at two weeks notice.
 
8. Anyone in the Committee or any three other KDE-GB members may  call an Extraordinary General Meeting at two weeks notice.
  
9. Meetings may occur physically or on the #kde-gb Internet Relay Chat channel.
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9. Meetings may occur physically or on the #kde-gb Internet Relay Chat channel on Freenode.
  
10. A meeting is defined as quorate if three members of KDE-GB (or the entire membership should it be below three) are present.
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10. A vote is defined as quotate if 25% of the membership take part (or the entire membership should it be below three) are present.
  
 
11. The Committee will be nominated and voted upon at the Annual General Meeting.
 
11. The Committee will be nominated and voted upon at the Annual General Meeting.
  
12. Should society membership drop below three members or should it not  prove possible to elect a Committee then an Extraordinary General  Meeting will be called to attempt to elect a Committee. If this second  meeting fails to result in enough members or a society committee as  required, funds and any other assets will be defaulted to KDE e.V.
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12. The Trustees will oversee the running of KDE GB and will be nominated and voted upon at the Annual General Meeting.
  
13. Motions are carried by simple majority.
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13. Should society membership drop below three members or should it not  prove possible to elect a Committee then an Extraordinary General  Meeting will be called to attempt to elect a Committee. If this second  meeting fails to result in enough members or a society committee as  required, funds and any other assets will be defaulted to KDE e.V.
  
14. Should an Extraordinary General Meeting be called to dissolve the society  a two-thirds majority is required containing at least one committee member.  Funds and any other assets will be defaulted to KDE e.V.
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14. Motions are carried by simple majority.
  
15. Signatories on the KDE-GB bank account(s) are defined to be the members of the Committee and any delegates thereof.
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15. Should an Extraordinary General Meeting be called to dissolve the society  a two-thirds majority is required containing at least one committee member.  Funds and any other assets will be defaulted to KDE e.V.
  
16. Delegates of the Committee must be nominated and seconded by members of the Committee.  
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16. Signatories on the KDE-GB bank account(s) are defined to be the members of the Committee and any delegates thereof.
  
17. Nominations for positions and motions should be sent to the  Secretary two weeks in advance and to the general membership one  week in advance of any given meeting.
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17. Delegates of the Committee must be nominated and seconded by members of the Committee.  
  
18. Ballots are non secret and all vote results will be published.
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18. Nominations for positions and motions should be sent to the  Secretary two weeks in advance and to the general membership one  week in advance of any given meeting.
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19. Ballots are non secret and all vote results will be published.

Latest revision as of 10:48, 3 October 2010

1. This document details the constitution of the society hereinafter referred to as 'KDE-GB' or 'the society'. KDE refers to the free software desktop project (http://www.kde.org) and KDE e.V. refers to the German registered association ("eingetragener Verein") of KDE (http://ev.kde.org).

2. Membership of the society is open to (1) all members of KDE e.V. resident in Britain (automatic), (2) people who have made a significant contribution to KDE (upon decision of the committee) and are resident in Britain.

3. Membership is available at no cost; no subscription payments will be due.

4. Membership applications, and notices of resignation from the society, should be made to the Secretary, who will accept at least suitably signed emails and applications in person.

5. The purpose of the society is to promote KDE and Free software in general. KDE GB will be the official representative of KDE e.V. in Britain.

6. The KDE-GB Committee will consist of three roles.

7. The three Committee roles are: Chair, Secretary and Treasurer

8. Anyone in the Committee or any three other KDE-GB members may call an Extraordinary General Meeting at two weeks notice.

9. Meetings may occur physically or on the #kde-gb Internet Relay Chat channel on Freenode.

10. A vote is defined as quotate if 25% of the membership take part (or the entire membership should it be below three) are present.

11. The Committee will be nominated and voted upon at the Annual General Meeting.

12. The Trustees will oversee the running of KDE GB and will be nominated and voted upon at the Annual General Meeting.

13. Should society membership drop below three members or should it not prove possible to elect a Committee then an Extraordinary General Meeting will be called to attempt to elect a Committee. If this second meeting fails to result in enough members or a society committee as required, funds and any other assets will be defaulted to KDE e.V.

14. Motions are carried by simple majority.

15. Should an Extraordinary General Meeting be called to dissolve the society a two-thirds majority is required containing at least one committee member. Funds and any other assets will be defaulted to KDE e.V.

16. Signatories on the KDE-GB bank account(s) are defined to be the members of the Committee and any delegates thereof.

17. Delegates of the Committee must be nominated and seconded by members of the Committee.

18. Nominations for positions and motions should be sent to the Secretary two weeks in advance and to the general membership one week in advance of any given meeting.

19. Ballots are non secret and all vote results will be published.


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