I think the statements already issued by the Board make clear who voted
how on this issue, and there are no minutes from the Aug 11th meeting
because the meeting closed down immediately after the vote was taken. I
have no explanation to offer for anyone's votes (except my own -- I
voted in support of Martin as chair) . It is probably not for me, or
anyone else, to speculate as to the motivation other Board members may
have for remaining silent on this question.
I note, however, that (as is usual) two Board members will be retiring
this year, and that there has recently been a call for nominations.
Anyone can stand, and anyone can nominate themselves. The nominations
secretary is John Walsh : see the call posted here earlier
You may feel that the current electoral system is corrupt or inadequate
of course. But at least standing for the Board (or Council) under the
present regime gives you a better opportunity to change it from within.
On 24/08/11 15:24, Peter Boot wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:58:42 +0100, Paul Caton wrote:
>> John Unsworth is in a thankless position and is understandably
>> treading carefully and diplomatically in his statements. It is
>> unfortunate that he now finds himself the point man for dealing with
>> questions that I think others had a responsibility to answer before
>> took on the role of interim Board Chair. Emails, blog posts, and
>> tweets following the news of Martin Mueller's resignation show
>> that there is a great deal of anger in the TEI community both at what
>> happened and the subsequent deafening silence from some of those
>> present at the August 11th Board meeting.
> Paul expresses very much what I feel. Why is it so hard for the board
> members who voted Martin out to explain their action? Or at least to
> identify themselves? Or to say sorry if they never meant things to turn
> out this way?