KDE GB/Constitution

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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 association 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).

3. Membership is free; 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. 

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 IRC channel.

10. A meeting is defined as quorate if three members of KDE-GB (or the

   entire membership should it be below three) are present.

11. The committee will be nominated and voted upon at the AGM.

12. Should society membership drop below three members or should it not

   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.

14. Should an EGM be called to dissolve the society a two-thirds

   majority is required containing at least one committee member.

15. Signatories on the KDE-GB bank account(s) are defined to be the

   members of the committee and any delegates thereof.

16. Delegates of the committee must be nominated and seconded by

   members of the committee. 

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.

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


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