[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [atlarge-discuss] Members' rights

On 08:39 p.m. 21/05/2002 +0300, Eray Ozkural said:
>On Tuesday 21 May 2002 18:52, James Love wrote:
> >
> >     I oppose this provision for an at large. It has to be open to everyone,
> > including those with unpopular views.  I don't want to be put in a
> > possition to taking away voting rights from someone who disagrees with the
> > group's leadership.  Let's nix this provision.     Jamie
>Agreed. Such vague provisions only serve to those who intend to take 
>of it to suppress the unpopular views, not those who heartily support an at
>large organization.

I only wish to start off the discussion on members' rights by suggesting a 
few broad meta-articles. The rest of the Charter must fill out the details.

This is an important discussion to have on record, whatever the final 
charter formulation will be.

This is not about "unpopular views". They are of course welcome and necessary.
It is about actions, taken unilaterally and in defyance of the majority.

Please think carefully about your natural knee-jerk reactions to protect 
every single individual member from "the tyranny of the majority".
There is also your collective interest and the equally important 
consideration of protecting a very vulnerable fledgling on-line 
organization against deliberate sabotage.
Don't be naive and trust that "it will not happen here".


To unsubscribe, e-mail: atlarge-discuss-unsubscribe@lists.fitug.de
For additional commands, e-mail: atlarge-discuss-help@lists.fitug.de