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1. This document details the constitution of the society hereinafter
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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).
  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 association of KDE (http://ev.kde.org).
 
  
2. Membership of the society is open to (1) all members of KDE
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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.
  e.V. (automatic), (2) people who have made a significant
 
  contribution to KDE (upon decision of the committee).
 
  
3. Membership is free; no subscription payments will be due.
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3. Membership is available at no cost; no subscription payments will be due.
  
4. Membership applications, and notices of resignation from the
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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.
  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
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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.
  software in general.  
 
  
 
6. The KDE-GB Committee will consist of three roles.
 
6. The KDE-GB Committee will consist of three roles.
  
7. The three committee roles are: Chair, Secretary and Treasurer
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7. The three Committee roles are: Chair, Secretary and Treasurer
  
8. Anyone in the committee or any three other KDE-GB members may
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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.
  call an extraordinary general meeting at two weeks notice.
 
  
9. Meetings may occur physically or on the #kde-gb IRC 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
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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.
    entire membership should it be below three) are present.
 
  
11. The committee will be nominated and voted upon at the AGM.
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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
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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.
    prove possible to elect a committee then an EGM 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
 
    will be defaulted to KDE e.V.
 
  
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 EGM be called to dissolve the society a two-thirds
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14. Motions are carried by simple majority.
    majority is required containing at least one committee member.
 
  
15. Signatories on the KDE-GB bank account(s) are defined to be the
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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.
    members of the committee and any delegates thereof.
 
  
16. Delegates of the committee must be nominated and seconded by
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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.
    members of the committee.  
 
  
17. Nominations for positions and motions should be sent to the
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17. Delegates of the Committee must be nominated and seconded by members of the Committee.  
    Secretary two weeks in advance and to the general membership one
 
    week in advance of any given meeting.
 
  
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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