This page explains the role of members of the Executive Committee in Muellners Foundation.
Executive Committee members plays a vital role in Foundation's initiatives;
Amendments to the policies and directives of the Foundation's governance constitution.
Maintaining the Foundation's legal existence and compliance to governing laws of the jurisdictions in which the Foundation and its affiliates are registered in.
Ratification of Council Committee actions and member resolutions from Foundation's open source communities.
Protection of brand of the Foundation.
Appointment of members on several committees.
Appointment of officers of the Foundation.
Executive Committee members come from the Foundation's community and their appointment is an electoral process.
Appointment to Executive Committee is conducted after every two years though a General election.
About Nominations: A candidate may self nominate themselves for the membership to Executive Committee.
Before a candidate files for nomination to the Executive Committee, following should be taken into consideration:
Candidates should already be serving on one of the Council Committees, in the election year or in the preceeding year to the election.
Candidates should have demonstrated community consensus and have actively participated in Foundation's purposes and initiatives.
Maximum number of candidate nominations are proportionate to the size of community. For each 100 community member, a single candidate nomination is applicable.
E.g If there are 1000 members, then for an election year, not more than 10 nominations may be filed.
Note: Each Council Committee appoints a single member to reserve a vote whether to accept or reject a candidate's nomination. This means that each Council Committee naturally holds a Veto against a nomination. This ensures that quality leaderships and human virtues are upheld during the election process. (Read more on what each Committee is responsible for.)
Once candidate's nominations achieve quorum with the Council committees, all nominations are then put to vote by the community.
Each community member has a single vote to a candidate's nomination.
The candidates who receive more than half of all votes registered by participating community members, are then appointed to the Executive Committee.
The elected members to the Executive Committee shall then resolve to appoint a President amongst themselves.
A general guideline is to appoint a President with the highest number of votes received in the election.
a. A President is responsible for the direction of Foundation's open source initiatives.
b. Council Committees act as counsel to the President, well within each committee's guidelined roles.