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 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).

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. 

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.

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 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.

13. Motions are carried by simple majority.

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.

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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