Talk:Shared Knowledge/Constitution

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"Awarding scholarships" is very generic. Is the original word better defined? --Nemo 12:13, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


  • I doubt you really want to encode this as an assembly power: "Establishing permanent and temporary task forces and work bodies". Better in regulations than bylaws. I see this is repeated for the executive board, can cause conflicts.
  • 23.4 "Performs other tasks", really? Perhaps you meant "as mandated by law or relevant regulations", or at the very least "when not in contrast with other articles of the bylaws/other bodies' roles".

--Nemo 12:41, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


  • No quorum?
  • A bit weird that associate members can even be elected to offices.

--Nemo 12:41, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Free content[edit]

The definition provided for "free content" is incorrect, it doesn't match even for CC-BY which requires attribution. --Nemo 12:41, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


  • It's not clear who has spending authority. "Enacts executive decisions about projects that are not covered by the annual work programme" makes things worse rather than better, as it's certain to cause conflicts between the president and the board on what the president can decide alone.
  • Lacks a clause on what kinds of asset distributions between members are allowed or disallowed. Is the lack due to stringent law which covers all details already? Mentioning applicable law in bylaws rarely harms.
  • "Payments (reimbursements) to the members [...] are made" this sentence implies that the only payments allowed are reimbursements: really? I assume it's an error in translation, otherwise you wouldn't be able to hire any member yet you intend to.
  • "Dealing with the property when the Association is terminated": article 42 appears to give the assembly the power to override article 43. Article 43 itself is rather weak, especially when combined with very broad #Aims. Can't you add a clause to restrict assets transfer to charities "recognised" in the country (with a stringent definition of "recognised"), or if that's not possible name a specific entity (e.g. the state)?

--Nemo 12:41, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


  • The bylaws are easy to hijack: there is no quorum defined for their modification. Is this already covered in the law?
  • "The Executive Board performs the following tasks: [...] Establishes proposals for the Bylaws and their modification". This is quite undemocratic, the assembly is unable to propose bylaws modifications to itself?

--Nemo 12:41, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]