2001 Motions & Votes
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  • Issue: Table Motion #01-19
  • Date: 3 June 2001
  •  

    "I move that we postpone a vote on writing to RootsWeb and/or Ancestry on behalf of our banned CCs.

    The wheels have already been set in motion for each of the banned to write and ask to be re-instated. They can write to

    jgehring@ancestry.com

    stating they have been banned, that they will abide by the AUP, and ask that they be re-instated."

  • Motion by By: Joy Fisher
  • Second By: Shari Handley

  • Votes:
    • Barbara Dore - Yes
    • Joy Fisher - Yes
    • Shari Handley - Yes
    • Richard Harrison - Yes
    • Betsy Mills - Yes
    • Lorraine Sonnenberg Newsome - Yes
    • Diane Parsons - Yes
    • Teri Pettit - No Vote
    • Pam Reid - Yes
    • Ken Short - Yes
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman - Yes
    • Holly Timm - No Vote
    • Tina S. Vickery - Yes
    • George Waller - Yes
    • Joe Zsdedeny - Yes

  • Yes - 13; No - 0; Abstain - 0; Not voting - 2
    Motion 01-19 is tabled. 4 June 2001

  • Issue: Table Motion #01-11
  • Date: 31 May 2001
  •  

    "I move that Motion 01-11 be tabled."

  • Motion by By: Joe Zsdedeny
  • Second By: Joy Fisher

  • Votes:
    • Barbara Dore - Yes
    • Joy Fisher - Yes
    • Shari Handley - Yes
    • Richard Harrison - Yes
    • Betsy Mills - Yes
    • Lorraine Sonnenberg Newsome - Yes
    • Diane Parsons - No Vote
    • Teri Pettit - Yes
    • Pam Reid - Yes
    • Ken Short - No Vote
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman - Yes
    • Holly Timm - Yes
    • Tina S. Vickery - Yes
    • George Waller - Yes
    • Joe Zsdedeny - Yes

  • Yes - 13; No - 0; Abstain - 0; No Vote - 2
    Motion 01-11 is tabled. 2 June 2001

  • Issue: Posting Permissions
  • Date: 22 May 2001
  • Motion #01-19

    "I move that the Advisory Board, acting in consulation with the members of the USGenWeb Project at large, compose and send a letter to the management of Rootsweb.com requesting that the access privileges of those USGenWeb Project members whose Rootsweb use permission was suspended in 1999 be fully restored.

    The letter shall contain a clause indicating recognition that Brian Leverich had, at the time the use permissions were suspended, the legal right to deny access to the servers he owned, and that the current owners of Rootsweb likewise have the legal right to deny access to the servers they own, with no cause required. The basic approach taken shall be that we interpret the generous policies of Rootsweb of giving free, no ads web space to USGenWeb sites and free, no ads email list hosting to mailing lists established for USGenWeb project members to be an indication that Rootsweb wishes to facilitate the healthy and unhindered operation of the USGenWeb Project, and that since the inability of several of our members in good standing to fully utilize the resources that Rootsweb provides is an impediment to that operation, we sincerely desire that the suspension, which was originally proclaimed as temporary, now be lifted. The tone shall be cordial and the letter shall contain an expression of gratitude for Rootsweb's past and continued support of the USGenWeb Project.

    It shall also contain a section declaring that the project members whose access privileges were suspended have agreed to the provisions of the Rootsweb Acceptable Use Policy posted at: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/rootsweb/aup.html and at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/rootsweb/aboutus.html (If any of the suspended individuals do not agree to this section, their name(s) shall be omitted from the list of project members whose access privileges we are requesting be restored.)

    The procedure for composing the letter will be that any Advisory Board member wishing to submit a draft shall post it to BOARD-L@rootsweb.com, and either post copies to the mailing lists USGW-CC-L@usgennet.org and USGENWEB-ALL-L@rootsweb.com, or include permission that the draft be forwarded those lists and to any project member, with a request for comments. Each draft author may repeatedly submit revised drafts, based on incorporating the suggestions made by members at large or by substituting sections or phrases from the drafts submitted by other Advisory Board members.

    Since the those members whose Rootsweb access privileges were suspended are the most materially affected by this motion, suggestions that any of them might wish to make about its wording should be considered most seriously, so long as they are consistent with the basic approach outlined above.

    Within two weeks after passage of this motion (earlier if the revision process seems to have settled down), the Advisory Board shall vote upon which version of the letter or petition is most preferred, with repeated votes if necessary dropping off the least preferred version each round, until some version gains the support of a majority. That version shall then be sent immediately.

    If this motion passes by a 3/4 majority, then the letter shall be signed as "The USGenWeb Project Advisory Board". If it passes by a smaller majority, then the letter shall be signed by a list of individual Board members, with any dissenting Board member free to leave their name off the signature list. Regardless of the majority of passage, the National Coordinator may sign or not sign at his discretion.

    The letter itself will contain no signatures other than those of Advisory Board members and possibly the National Coordinator, but members of the Project at large shall be free to submit petitions to Rootsweb indicating either support or opposition to the Board's request."

  • Motion by By: Teri Pettit
  • Second By: George Waller

  • Votes:
    • Barbara Dore -
    • Joy Fisher -
    • Shari Handley -
    • Richard Harrison -
    • Betsy Mills -
    • Lorraine Sonnenberg Newsome -
    • Diane Parsons -
    • Teri Pettit -
    • Pam Reid -
    • Ken Short -
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman -
    • Holly Timm -
    • Tina S. Vickery -
    • George Waller -
    • Joe Zsdedeny -

  • Motion Tabled - 4 June 2001

  • Issue: Appointment of Diane Parsons
  • Date: 16 May 2001
  • Motion #01-18

    "I move that the Advisory Board appoint Diane Parsons to fill the position of CC Rep for the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic Region."

  • Motion by By: Richard Harrison
  • Second By: Maggie Stewart

  • Votes:
    • Barbara Dore - Yes
    • Joy Fisher - Yes
    • Shari Handley - Yes
    • Richard Harrison - Yes
    • Betsy Mills - Yes
    • Teri Pettit - Yes
    • Pam Reid - Yes
    • Ken Short - Yes
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman - Yes
    • Holly Timm - Yes
    • Tina S. Vickery - Yes
    • George Waller - Yes
    • Joe Zsdedeny - Yes

  • Yes - 13; No - 0; Abstain - 0
    Motion passes. 18 May 2001

  • Issue: Appointment of Diane Parsons
  • Date: 16 May 2001
  • Motion #01-18

    "I move that the Advisory Board, acting in consulation with the members of the USGenWeb Project at large, compose and send a letter to the management of Rootsweb.com requesting that the access privileges of those USGenWeb Project members whose Rootsweb use permission was suspended in 1999 be fully restored.

    The letter shall contain a clause indicating recognition that Brian Leverich had, at the time the use permissions were suspended, the legal right to deny access to the servers he owned, and that the current owners of Rootsweb likewise have the legal right to deny access to the servers they own, with no cause required. The basic approach taken shall be that we interpret the generous policies of Rootsweb of giving free, no ads web space to USGenWeb sites and free, no ads email list hosting to mailing lists established for USGenWeb project members to be an indication that Rootsweb wishes to facilitate the healthy and unhindered operation of the USGenWeb Project, and that since the inability of several of our members in good standing to fully utilize the resources that Rootsweb provides is an impediment to that operation, we sincerely desire that the suspension, which was originally proclaimed as temporary, now be lifted. The tone shall be cordial and the letter shall contain an expression of gratitude for Rootsweb's past and continued support of the USGenWeb Project.

    It shall also contain a section declaring that the project members whose access privileges were suspended have agreed to the provisions of the Rootsweb Acceptable Use Policy posted at: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/rootsweb/aup.html and at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/rootsweb/aboutus.html (If any of the suspended individuals do not agree to this section, their name(s) shall be omitted from the list of project members whose access privileges we are requesting be restored.)

    The procedure for composing the letter will be that any Advisory Board member wishing to submit a draft shall post it to BOARD-L@rootsweb.com, and either post copies to the mailing lists USGW-CC-L@usgennet.org and USGENWEB-ALL-L@rootsweb.com, or include permission that the draft be forwarded those lists and to any project member, with a request for comments. Each draft author may repeatedly submit revised drafts, based on incorporating the suggestions made by members at large or by substituting sections or phrases from the drafts submitted by other Advisory Board members.

    Since the those members whose Rootsweb access privileges were suspended are the most materially affected by this motion, suggestions that any of them might wish to make about its wording should be considered most seriously, so long as they are consistent with the basic approach outlined above.

    Within two weeks after passage of this motion (earlier if the revision process seems to have settled down), the Advisory Board shall vote upon which version of the letter or petition is most preferred, with repeated votes if necessary dropping off the least preferred version each round, until some version gains the support of a majority. That version shall then be sent immediately.

    If this motion passes by a 3/4 majority, then the letter shall be signed as "The USGenWeb Project Advisory Board". If it passes by a smaller majority, then the letter shall be signed by a list of individual Board members, with any dissenting Board member free to leave their name off the signature list. Regardless of the majority of passage, the National Coordinator may sign or not sign at his discretion.

    The letter itself will contain no signatures other than those of Advisory Board members and possibly the National Coordinator, but members of the Project at large shall be free to submit petitions to Rootsweb indicating either support or opposition to the Board's request."

  • Motion by By: Richard Harrison
  • Second By: Maggie Stewart

  • Votes:
    • Barbara Dore - Yes
    • Joy Fisher - Yes
    • Shari Handley - Yes
    • Richard Harrison - Yes
    • Betsy Mills - Yes
    • Teri Pettit - Yes
    • Pam Reid - Yes
    • Ken Short - Yes
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman - Yes
    • Holly Timm - Yes
    • Tina S. Vickery - Yes
    • George Waller - Yes
    • Joe Zsdedeny - Yes

  • Yes - 13; No - 0; Abstain - 0
    Motion passes. 18 May 2001

  • Issue: Appointment of Lorraine Sonnenberg Newsome
  • Date: 16 May 2001
  • Motion #01-17

    "I move that Lorraine Sonnenberg Newsome be appointed to fill the position of CC Rep for the Northeast/Northcentral Region."

  • Motion by By: Richard Harrison
  • Second By: Tina S. Vickery

  • Votes:
    • Barbara Dore - Yes
    • Joy Fisher - Yes
    • Shari Handley - Yes
    • Richard Harrison - Yes
    • Betsy Mills - Yes
    • Teri Pettit - Yes
    • Pam Reid - Yes
    • Ken Short - Yes
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman - Yes
    • Holly Timm - Yes
    • Tina S. Vickery - Yes
    • George Waller - Yes
    • Joe Zsdedeny - Yes

  • Yes - 13; No - 0; Abstain - 0
    Motion passes. 18 May 2001

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