Committees and their Roles

Committees or Boards of the Muellners Foundation, also the protocols of upcoming DaO governance framework.

The Muellners Foundation is made up of following boards. These boards exist to ensure safe and transparent documentation and maintenance of the Foundation's purposes.

The Board members come from diverse fields and sectors.

Following are the primary boards:

  1. Advisory Board

  2. Steering Board

  3. Observer Board

The rules and procedures governing the membership rights of members i.e You, who are appointed on these boards.

Below is the process of appointment: The official appointments are done only by the Executive Board. A nomination is initiated by existing member of the Boards.

Any member can nominate any other member of the Foundation or its open source community. Members can also nominate any person from outside the Muellners Foundation's ecosystem. Self nomination is unfortunately not allowed.

a. Advisory Board

The role of the Advisory board is to advise the Muellners Foundation to achieve its goals.

Advisory Board members are usually individuals of industry wide reputation, having had persistent success in steering and contributing to the humankind, with major sustainable impact. They can be successful entrepreneurs, social leaders, industry professionals, senior scientists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and artists.

The members from the Advisory Board work with following regulations:

Meeting:

1. The Advisory Committee must meet the Executive Board on a monthly basis through an electronic meeting.

2. The Advisory Committee may choose to meet the Executive Board or other members in addition to the scheduled monthly meetings.

DaO Governance Framework:

3. Muellners Foundation plans to run itself with a decentralised governance model. Therefore, the role of the Advisory Committee is to advise the Executive Board while the Board ensures maintenance and drafting of amendments to the constitution of the Muellners Foundation.

Consideration:

4. Your appointment to this Advisory Committee is pro bono and voluntary in nature.

Appointment, Nomination, Removal and Resignation:

5. Members of the Executive Board or Advisory Committee can officially nominate a new member to the Advisory Committee, conditional to a majority vote in favour of the nomination, by all active voting members of the Executive Board and Advisory Committee combined.

6. Members of the Executive Board or Advisory Committee can officially remove a member from the Advisory Committee, conditional to a majority vote in favour of the removal, by all active voting members of the Executive Board and Advisory Committee combined.

7. If a member happens to serve on both the Advisory Committee and Executive Board, then this necessarily means that two votes are counted for the same member for the Foundation’s proceedings including nomination of new members and removal of existing members of the Advisory Committee.

8. Removal of an individual from the Advisory Committee can only be achieved if more than 2/3rd of the voluntarily organised members decide to vote in favour of the said removal.

9. Resigning from the Advisory Committee is a voluntary action.

b. STEERING BOARD:

The role of the Steering board is to steer the Muellners Foundation's various initiatives.

Steering Board members are usually individuals of industry wide reputation, having had persistent success in steering and contributing to the humankind, with major sustainable impact. They can be successful entrepreneurs, social leaders, industry professionals, senior scientists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and artists. The members of the Steering Board have chosen to actively contribute to the Muellners Foundation's agenda.

These members publish opinion articles on Foundation's open source projects, contribute directly by mentoring Learn fellowship grantees, participate in presenting Foundation's agenda in their industry network, build strategic relationships with partners.

The members from the Steering Board work with following regulations:

Meeting:

1. The Steering Committee must meet the Executive Board on a monthly basis through an electronic meeting.

2. The Steering Committee may choose to meet the Executive Board or other members in addition to the scheduled monthly meetings to conduct a documented review of the Foundation’s Finscale initiatives. This may include periodical blogs, architectural reviews or similar such contributions.

DaO Governance Framework:

3. Muellners Foundation plans to run itself with a decentralised governance model. Therefore, the role of the Steering Committee is to work with the Executive Board in highlighting observations on the Foundation’s projects while the Executive Board ensures maintenance and drafting of amendments to the constitution of the Muellners Foundation.

Consideration:

4. Your appointment to this Steering Committee is pro bono and voluntary in nature.

Appointment, Nomination, Removal and Resignation:

5. Members of the Steering Committee can officially nominate a new member to the Steering Committee, conditional to a majority vote in favour of the nomination, by all active voting members of all the Committee members combined.

6. Members of the Steering Committee can officially remove a member from the Steering Committee, conditional to a majority vote in favour of the removal, by all active voting members of all the Committee members combined.

7. If a member happens to serve on both the Steering Committee and Executive Board, then this necessarily means that two votes are counted for the same member for the Foundation’s proceedings including proceedings such as nomination of new members and removal of existing members to this Steering Committee.

8. Removal of an individual from the Steering Committee can be achieved if more than 1/2nd of the voluntarily organised members decide to vote in favour of the said removal.

9. Resigning from the Steering Committee is a voluntary action.

c. OBSERVER BOARD:

As the name suggests, the role of the Observer board is to observe the Muellners Foundation's various initiatives and ensure that the Foundation is in compliance with its vision & purpose.

Observer Board members are usually individuals of industry wide reputation, having had persistent success in steering and contributing to the humankind, with major sustainable impact. They can be successful product engineers, fin tech industry professionals, scientists, industry managers, researchers, youth leaders, social media influencers. The members of the Observer Board have chosen to actively contribute to the Muellners Foundation's agenda.

These members publish opinion articles on Foundation's open source projects, participate in presenting Foundation's agenda in their industry network, build strategic relationships with partners. The primary role that these members play is ensure that the Muellners Foundation's activities are in compliance with its manifesto. Therefore, they observe and analyse Foundation's key initiatives and publish their findings periodically.

The members to Observer board usually stay on the board for a fixed period.

The members from the Observer Board work with following regulations:

Meeting:

1. The Observer Committee must meet the Executive Board on a monthly basis through an electronic meeting.

2. The Observer Committee may choose to meet the Executive Board or other members in addition to the scheduled monthly meetings to conduct a documented review of the Foundation’s initiatives.

DaO Governance Framework:

3. Muellners Foundation plans to run itself with a decentralised governance model. Therefore, the role of the Observer Committee is to work the Executive Board in highlighting observations on the Foundation’s projects while the latter Board ensures maintenance and drafting of amendments to the constitution of the Muellners Foundation.

Consideration:

4. Your appointment to this Observer Committee is pro bono and voluntary in nature.

Appointment, Nomination, Removal and Resignation:

Members of the Observer Committe can be tenured for a maximum period of 12 months. Following govern this tenure.

5. Members of the Executive Board or Observer Committee can officially nominate a new member to the Observer Committee, conditional to a majority vote in favour of the nomination, by all active voting members of the Executive Board and Observer Committee combined.

6. Members of the Executive Board or Observer Committee can officially remove a member from the Observer Committee, conditional to a majority vote in favour of the removal, by all active voting members of the Executive Board and Observer Committee combined.

7. If a member happens to serve on both the Observer Committee and Executive Board, then this necessarily means that two votes are counted for the same member for the Foundation’s proceedings including nomination of new members and removal of existing members to this Observer Committee.

8. Removal of an individual from the Observer Committee can be achieved if more than 1/2nd of the voluntarily organised members decide to vote in favour of the said removal.

9. Resigning from the Observer Committee is a voluntary action, any time during the tenure.

Miscellaneous regulations to above Committees:

i.Muellners Foundation's Executive Board reserves the right to update the terms and conditions, statutes from time to time, in compliance with the existing rules and regulations of the association, including reserving the right to terminate the appointment to this Board at any time, without notice and without the due process of vote based removal, if the member is found convicted of criminal, civil and financial crimes proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction, across the world.

ii. The statutes of the Foundation and certain terms and conditions governing its functioning can be found here.

iii. The Foundation members communicate via secure electronic instant messaging systems, licensed by global grants from Google for Non- Profits, Slack etc.

d. Executive Board

  1. Amendmends to this policy and other Foundation's policies.

  2. Maintaining the Foundation's existence.

(This section is a work in progress. Last updated 07-07-21)