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MO-1

Title Title
Put by Template:Flag-xx PP-XX
Sponsor Template:Flag-xx PP-XX
Motion Title of Motion

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MO-1

Title That the General Assembly accepts all late entries for statutes, motions and candidatures or on a case by case basis.
Put by Flag of New Zealand.svgPP-NZ Andrew Reitemeyer international coordinator - contact andrew.reitemeyer@pp-international.net
Sponsor Flag of New Zealand.svg PP-NZ
Motion Acceptance of late motions, statute amendments and candidatures.

- a) all late motions, statute amendments and candidatures be accepted for voting by the General Assembly

- b) if a) is not passed then a vote on each is to be made on each late motion, statute amendment or candidature individually before the commencement of voting.

Rationale Rational The time limit does not give opportunity for alternate proposals to be developed and potential candidatures may be affected by withdrawing board members - there being no candidates for the board at the deadline.



MO-2

Title abort mailing lists
Sponsor Pirate Party Serbia,
Contact data Jelena Jovanovic, jelena.jovanovic at pp-international.net
proposal ballot(s) Motion to abort having mailing lists in PPI.
reasoning and motivation The motion aims to provide working enviroment which is abuse-free, harrasement-free for people to work in. Culture of criticism went too far, and we've seen it before how members are leaving based on high school politicking conducted on IRC and abuse of official PPI mailing lists. Mailing lists so far proved as ineffective method of communication. Communication conducted via cheap and instant dehumanized tools is harmfull, offensive, counter-productive and redundant, as it results in lower level of motivation and unsafe enviroment.

Other issue is related to admins of ppint list who stepped back, never placed any community standards, and enjoyed placing bets on which country will come up next with the flame wars. Lets end the toxic environment.

Until the next GA, the current mailing list should be open periodically on a 3-month basis (by the calendar quartals) to all members and for purpose of reporting on current state of the development in PPI. And closed before the GA one month prior to the GA for members who exited, or announced voting of no confidence to PPI.


MO-3

Title Institute a Permanent online GA until the next regular GA
Put by Flag of New Zealand.svg PP-NA
Sponsor Flag of New Zealand.svg PP-NZ put by Andrew Reitemeyer andrew[.]reitemeyer[@]pp-international[.]net
Motion Title of Motion Institute a Permanent GA until the next regular GA

- That the General Assembly be called into permanent session. The venue will be the PPI instance of Loomio https://www.loomio.org/g/XRgnfZLN/ppi-board The start date will be the 25th of July 2016 and will continue until the date of the next physical GA or it closes itself. As well as the full and observer members, all past members, organisations with an open membership application may participate in the discussions.

Rationale The need for reform is necessary and urgent. To facilitate this and not have to wait for a full physical or full online GA to make needed changes. This way changes can be made incrementally and not have to rely on having to vote a full package of reforms that require a 2/3 majority in one session.



MO-4

Title Enabling participation in the board meetings
Put by Flag of Estonia.svg PP-EE, Heiki Lõhmus <repentinus@piraadipartei.ee>
Sponsor Flag of Estonia.svg PP-EE
Motion Throughout PPI's history its many boards have made no attempt to make board meetings truly accessible to all members and observers. Wherefore, we require the board to amend its procedures in the following manner:

1) The board shall hold its meetings on a variety of weekdays, including both weekends and workdays. Furthermore, the board shall hold its meetings at a variety of times, ensuring that a number of board meetings proportional to the number of continents with legitimate participants is held at a convenient time for the majority of legitimate participants of that continent. An equitable distribution of meetings across the timezones of any such continent shall also be pursued.

2) All board meetings shall be announced one week in advance of the meeting to all parties via e-mail. This may be achieved by direct mailing or via a mailing lists meant for pirate leaders.

3) A summary of all board minutes shall be sent to all parties via e-mail no later than one week after the close of the relevant board meeting. This may be achieved by direct mailing or via a mailing list meant for pirate leaders. The summary is to include the full minutes as an attachment; alternatively, the summary is to link to the full minutes.

4) The board is to give due consideration to views of the members and observers sent via e-mail between the notice of a board meeting and any such board meeting if the observer or member is unable to have a representative participate in the board meeting.

5) The board is to make the contents of p. 3 e-mails available to interested media and the general public where practicable.

Rationale First and foremost, non-European parties have been systematically excluded from participating in the board meetings. This has to come to an end. In addition, the status quo has excluded pirate parties whose representatives have family or other commitments from participating in the board business. This is equally unacceptable and also has to stop. This motion is designed to ensure that the board meetings are properly open to the members and observers and invite true participation.