Apereo Foundation Bylaws and Policy Review - October 2017

Periodically, the Apereo Foundation reviews its bylaws and policies. We want this to be an open process, so we're commencing by publishing our Welcoming Policy and Bylaws on a section by section basis through the Apereo instance of the Apereo Open Academic Environment (OAE). The headings below link to those sections. If you don't have an OAE account, you can view the materials but not comment. If you wish to comment drop me a line at ed [at] apereo.org and I'll set you up with an account. If you have an account on apereo.oaeproject.org, you're set to view and comment. Any problems, please drop me a line.

The Apereo Welcoming Policy was initially developed for Apereo events. It has been suggested that the policy might have broader and general applicability. Feedback and perspectives on the policy in this context would be particularly valuable.

This phase of the policy review concludes on November 10th. It will be followed by a second phase reviewing remaining policies.

Ian Dolphin
Executive Director, Apereo Foundation

Apereo Welcoming Policy 

Bylaws Section by Section:

ARTICLE I - NAME AND PURPOSES 

ARTICLE II - OFFICES 

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP 

ARTICLE IV - MEETINGS OF MEMBERS 

ARTICLE V - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ARTICLE VI - MEETINGS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ARTICLE VII - OFFICERS

ARTICLE VIII - BOARD COMMITTEES

ARTICLE IX - GOVERNANCE: INCUBATION, SOFTWARE COMMUNITIES, AND COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST

ARTICLE X - CONTRACTS, CHECKS, DEPOSITS AND LOANS

ARTICLE XI - BOOKS AND RECORDS 

ARTICLE XII - LIABILITY, INDEMNIFICATION AND INSURANCE 

ARTICLE XIII - FISCAL YEAR 

ARTICLE XIV - DISSOLUTION 

ARTICLE XV - AMENDMENTS 

ARTICLE XVI - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 

Appendix A - Apereo Conflict of Interest Policy

Appendix B - Apereo Document Retention/Destruction Policy 

Appendix C - Apereo Whistleblower Policy 

Bylaws Complete:

BYLAWS OF APEREO FOUNDATION INCORPORATED