[Owasp-board] OWASP Board Vote of Confidence: Jonathan Carter

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Wed Dec 21 07:49:44 UTC 2016

I updated the attendance to reflect that you were at the December meeting.
I wasn't sure and the meeting minutes hadn't been posted yet.


On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 4:18 PM, Jonathan Carter <jonathan.carter at owasp.org>

> Hi,
> I was in attendance at the last one as well.
> On Dec 20, 2016, at 10:32 AM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
> OWASP Bylaws Section 3.03:
> Attendance in person or virtually by board members is required at no less
> than 75% of the total meetings each year and shall be highly encouraged to
> meet in person at least once annually at a date to be announced and agreed
> upon. Attendance is tabulated by the Executive Director or delegate within
> seven days after every scheduled meeting for the purpose of determining if
> the 75% attendance requirement has been met, and the tabulation is based
> upon the entire calendar year. Cancelled meetings are considered attended
> for the purposes of the tabulation. Failure by a board member to meet the
> 75% attendance requirement after any tabulation will cause a mandatory vote
> of confidence by the remaining board members, whose votes will be publicly
> recorded. The vote of confidence is to take place within 21 days, but not
> sooner than 7 days, of notification by the Executive Director or delegate
> that a board member has not met the attendance threshold. During the first
> seven days, the board member in question will have an opportunity to make
> their case to their fellow board members. The vote of confidence will take
> place on the OWASP Board of Directors email list, unless the Board votes to
> review the matter at their next meeting, so long as the next meeting occurs
> within the 21­day window. An overall vote of "no confidence" is recorded if
> more than half of the board members vote for it, which causes the board
> member in question to be instantly removed from their seat on the board.
> Vacancies on the board are handled as per Section 3.10.
> Pursuant to OWASP Bylaws Section 3.03, as board member Jonathan Carter has
> fallen below the attendance requirements specified, I am officially calling
> for a vote of confidence. Jonathan, you have an opportunity to make your
> case to your fellow Board members.  Once you have made your case, or seven
> days has passed, whichever comes first, the Board will take an official
> vote of confidence via the OWASP Board of Directors email list.
> Side Note: Jonathan, please do not take this personally.  In absence of an
> Executive Director, with formal notice having been made now by two
> Directors, a vote has to take place or we are not doing our jobs as
> Directors.
> ~josh
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