16/05/2023 Model Proposal - Section 3, General Assembly

See parent thread with all sections of the proposed governance model here.

See original text with explanatory comments here.

3 - General Assembly

The General Assembly is where decisions are taken on everything that has to do with the governance of the project. All members other than Basic members are members of the General Assembly.

3.1 - Powers of the General Assembly

  1. To elect and remove members of the Community Council and Team Leads
  2. To propose the forming or disbanding of Teams
  3. To propose changes to this governance model

3.2. Frequency of meeting

  1. The General Assembly shall meet in ordinary session once a year, ideally at an official Mautic Conference to maximise attendance, and providing a hybrid attendance option
  2. The Community Council may call an extraordinary General Assembly whenever it deems it convenient, and must do so when requested by 10% of the members through the Community Hub platform. The Assembly must take place within 30 calendar days of the request.
  3. The Assembly is convened by the Coordination Committee through an open call on the Community Hub platform, which must contain at a minimum the agenda, location and date and time of the meeting at least 15 calendar days in advance.

Hello @rcheesley

What is this?

What is this?

It’s possible to organize this ONLY online? I think it’s only way to “maximizes attendance” for global community. :smiley:


Please see the tooling thread where this is explored a bit more - sorry that it’s a bit out of order!

Oof, I missed out explaining that! It would be a working group (I should change the name of that) who are tasked with organising the annual meeting / voting.

It could indeed be online only, that’s an option. The reason I suggest having it at the in-person event is because it would also help to drive up attendance at those events. Having it as hybrid would mean that folks could join remotely as well and we should endeavour to make sure that it is a positive experience however we organise it, for everyone attending!

In terms of how important the online v in person is to me, I’d say probably 4 out of 10. I think it’s helpful to try to support in-person events with things like this happening around the event, and with the hybrid technology we have available we should be able to make sure that we make it a positive experience for folks joining us online. But I also see that it might be better to hold it around our Mautic Conference Global events and therefore be online only. So I’m open to changing that part!

Hello @rcheesley, thanks for your message.

To date, I’ve never seen a hybrid event (online & offline) that wasn’t deceptive. That’s why I’m arguing for it to be online only. :slight_smile:

Ideally, it’s good to see each other in real life. I just don’t see how it’s possible for volunteers who don’t necessarily have the means (money + time) to travel to the other side of the planet, not to mention the climate issues.


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OK, thanks for sharing your experiences!

Could you explain a bit more what you mean by this:

What do you mean by deceptive?

I’m fine with us changing this to suggest that it’s held around the online global conference, perhaps, but I would like to understand what you mean so that we can ensure that we don’t have that issue with a fully online version.