List of TUG Board motions

Recent motions made and voted on by the TUG Board.



Full texts and voting records follow.


Motion 2018.6: Approve revised election procedures

Karl Berry makes the following motion, seconded by Arthur Reutenauer:

I move that we approve the revised election procedures (draft dated 22oct).

Summary of changes: Clarifications for electronic voting, election committee membership, joint member eligibility, and that deadlines must include precise time and timezone. Example schedule updated for 2019. Formatting.

Yes: Barbara Beeton, Karl Berry, Johannes Braams, Kaja Christiansen, Sue DeMeritt, Michael Doob, Taco Hoekwater, Frank Mittelbach, Ross Moore, Cheryl Ponchin, Norbert Preining, Arthur Reutenauer, Will Robertson

No response: Klaus Höppner, Ross Moore

Yes:13; No:0; Abstain:0; No response:2. (9 November 2018)

The motion passes.

Motion 2018.5: Increasing TUGboat open access

Karl Berry makes the following motion, seconded by Boris Veytsman:

I move that all TUGboat issues except the current one be publicly available.

Rationale: Right now, TUGboat issues become public one year after publication. Per the results of our recent survey, many members would support increased open access. Also, the wider dissemination of information by having TUGboat articles publicly available sooner would benefit the TeX community and TUG(boat). On the other hand, a small but nontrivial minority indicated that the early access to TUB was an important factor in joining or continuing their membership, and we don't want to lose members. The motion attempts to balance these factors.

Yes:13; No:1; Abstain:0; No response:1. (15 October 2018)

Yes: Barbara Beeton, Karl Berry, Johannes Braams, Kaja Christiansen, Sue DeMeritt, Michael Doob, Taco Hoekwater, Klaus Höppner, Frank Mittelbach, Ross Moore, Cheryl Ponchin, Norbert Preining, Arthur Reutenauer, Will Robertson

No: Herbert Voß

No response: Ross Moore

The motion passes.

Motion 2018.4: TUG'19 in Palo Alto

Karl Berry makes the following motion, seconded by Boris Veytsman:

I move that we hold TUG 2019 in Palo Alto, CA, to be primarily organized by TUG.

Yes:15; No:0; Abstain:0; No response:0. (9 August 2018)

Yes: Barbara Beeton, Karl Berry, Johannes Braams, Kaja Christiansen, Sue DeMeritt, Michael Doob, Taco Hoekwater, Klaus Höppner, Frank Mittelbach, Ross Moore, Cheryl Ponchin, Norbert Preining, Arthur Reutenauer, Will Robertson, Herbert Voß

The motion passes.

Motion 2018.3: Trial membership autorenewal by default

Boris Veytsman makes the following motion, seconded by Frank Mittelbach:

I move that in the join/renew membership form for trial members the auto-renewal option box is checked by default.

Yes:2; No:10; Abstain:2; No response:1. (17 January 2018)

Yes: Frank Mittelbach, Norbert Preining

No: Barbara Beeton, Karl Berry, Johannes Braams, Sue DeMeritt, Michael Doob, Taco Hoekwater, Klaus Höppner, Cheryl Ponchin, Arthur Reutenauer, Herbert Voß

Abstain: Kaja Christiansen, Will Robertson

No response: Ross Moore

The motion fails.

Motion 2018.2: Membership autorenewal by default

Boris Veytsman makes the following motion, seconded by Frank Mittelbach:

I move to change the join/renew membership form for regular (non-trial) members by making the auto-renewal option box checked by default.

Yes:2; No:10; Abstain:2; No response:1. (17 January 2018)

Yes: Frank Mittelbach, Norbert Preining

No: Barbara Beeton, Karl Berry, Johannes Braams, Sue DeMeritt, Michael Doob, Taco Hoekwater, Klaus Höppner, Cheryl Ponchin, Arthur Reutenauer, Herbert Voß

Abstain: Kaja Christiansen, Will Robertson

No response: Ross Moore

The motion fails.

Motion 2018.1: Make electronic discount $35

Karl Berry makes the following motion, seconded by Boris Veytsman:

I move that the electronic discount for 2018 be reduced by $5 to $35.

Rationale: This is only so that the special-categories electronic membership is not less than the trial membership, which simplifies our documentation and decisions by members. We did not see any particular rise in member retention rates at the $40 level, so it seems improbable that the reduction to $35 will have any particular effect.

Yes:13; No:0; Abstain:0; No response:2. (26 January 2018)

Yes: Barbara Beeton, Karl Berry, Johannes Braams, Kaja Christiansen, Sue DeMeritt, Michael Doob, Taco Hoekwater, Frank Mittelbach, Cheryl Ponchin, Norbert Preining, Arthur Reutenauer, Will Robertson, Herbert Voß

No response: Klaus Höppner, Ross Moore

The motion passes.


Motion 2017.7: Trial membership option

Boris Veytsman makes the following motion, seconded by Frank Mittelbach:

I move to institute starting in 2018 a trial membership option, which
1. Is open for new individual members only (no renewing or returning members, no institutions).
2. Includes physical benefits.
3. Is offered at $20 for one year

Yes:14; No:0; Abstain:0; No response:1. (10 January 2018)

Yes: Barbara Beeton, Karl Berry, Johannes Braams, Kaja Christiansen, Sue DeMeritt, Michael Doob, Taco Hoekwater, Klaus Höppner, Frank Mittelbach, Cheryl Ponchin, Norbert Preining, Arthur Reutenauer, Will Robertson, Herbert Voß

No response: Ross Moore.

The motion passes.

Motion 2017.6: Accept the proposed 2018 budget

Karl Berry makes the following motion, seconded by Will Robertson:

I move we accept the TUG budget for 2018.

Yes:15; No:0; Abstain:0; No response:0. (26 December 2017)

Yes: Barbara Beeton, Karl Berry, Johannes Braams, Kaja Christiansen, Sue DeMeritt, Michael Doob, Taco Hoekwater, Klaus Höppner, Frank Mittelbach, Ross Moore, Cheryl Ponchin, Norbert Preining, Arthur Reutenauer, Will Robertson, Herbert Voß

The motion passes.

Motion 2017.5: New-member lottery

Boris Veytsman makes the following motion, seconded by Frank Mittelbach:
I move we announce a lottery for the new individual members in 2018 (including trial members) with the prize from donated books and a postcard for each participant.

Yes:13; No:0; Abstain:0; No response:2. (22 December 2017)

Yes: Barbara Beeton, Karl Berry, Johannes Braams, Kaja Christiansen, Sue DeMeritt, Michael Doob, Taco Hoekwater, Frank Mittelbach, Cheryl Ponchin, Norbert Preining, Arthur Reutenauer, Will Robertson, Herbert Voß

No response: Klaus Höppner, Ross Moore

The motion passes.

Motion 2017.4: Increase joint fees and offer electronic discounts

Karl Berry makes the following motion, seconded by Arthur Reutenauer:

I move that we increase the joint membership amount for regular members to $65 and for "discount" members to $40; and simultaneously introduce a discount of $20 for joint members who choose electronic-only benefits delivery, in either category.

Rationale: this is the first increase since 2009 (at least), and the increase is $5. "Discount" members are whatever reduced-fee categories the other group offers—students, seniors, etc. The $20 is reasonably close to the average actual cost of producing and mailing the three physical TUGboat issues each year.

Yes:15; No:0; Abstain:0; No response:0. (28 September 2017)

Yes: Barbara Beeton, Karl Berry, Johannes Braams, Kaja Christiansen, Sue DeMeritt, Michael Doob, Taco Hoekwater, Klaus Höppner, Frank Mittelbach, Ross Moore, Cheryl Ponchin, Norbert Preining, Arthur Reutenauer, Will Robertson, Herbert Voß

The motion passes.

Motion 2017.3: Elect TUG officers

Boris Veytsman makes the following motion, seconded by Johannes Braams:

I move to elect Sue as Secretary, Karl as Treasurer and Arthur as Vice-President.

Yes:13; No:0; Abstain:1; No response:1. (12 May 2017)

Yes: Herbert Voß, Johannes Braams, Arthur Reutenauer, Ross Moore, Kaja Christiansen, Frank Mittelbach, Michael Doob, Karl Berry, Barbara Beeton, Norbert Preining, Will Robertson, Taco Hoekwater, Cheryl Ponchin

Abstain: Klaus Höppner

No response: Sue DeMeritt (absent)

The motion passes.

Motion 2017.2: Support AMS statement on immigration

Boris Veytsman makes the following motion (amended by B. Beeton, K. Berry, and M. Doob), seconded by Kaja Christiansen:

Publish on our Web page and include in the President's letter the following statement: Since its inception, the TeX typesetting system has always had a special relationship with the American Mathematical Society, one of the earliest supporters of Donald Knuth's typography research, support which continues to the present day. Consistent with this tradition, the Board of the TeX Users Group supports the statement of the AMS Board of Trustees opposing the US Executive Order on Immigration (http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=3305)

Yes:13; No:0; Abstain:1; No response:0. (16 February 2017)

Yes: Karl Berry, Kaja Christiansen, Sue DeMeritt, Michael Doob, Steve Grathwohl, Klaus Höppner, Steve Peter, Cheryl Ponchin, Geoffrey Poore, Norbert Preining, Arthur Reutenauer, Boris Veytsman

Abstain: Michael Sofka

The motion passes.

Motion 2017.1: Approval of election procedures

Karl Berry makes the following motion, seconded by Boris Veytsman:

I move that the revised election procedures be accepted for the 2017 election.

Yes:14; No:0; Abstain:0; No response:0. (6 February 2017)

Yes: Karl Berry, Barbara Beeton, Kaja Christiansen, Sue DeMeritt, Michael Doob, Steve Grathwohl, Klaus Höppner, Steve Peter, Cheryl Ponchin, Geoffrey Poore, Norbert Preining, Arthur Reutenauer, Michael Sofka, Boris Veytsman

The motion passes.


$Date: 2018/11/11 17:44:05 $;
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