[tei-council] [TEI-L] Changes on the TEI Board

Pierazzo, Elena elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk
Mon Aug 15 15:30:21 EDT 2011

That is what I personally would like to know myself. I repent not having
showed more support to Martin's ideas: I was not in total agreement with
his programme, but I agreed on principle that, for instance, Council and
Board should be more connected and the work of both should be conducted in
transparency, sharing the objectives if not the concrete tasks.

I don't think Martin vision and thought deserved to be wiped away *without
even discussing them*, nor we deserve it. I'm not sure I can go on as
nothing was happened to do my bit for the TEI. Which TEI? The community?
The Board? The 3 (!!) people that decided that we were not even allowed to
discuss the proposals, where are they, who are they, are they willingly to
take the responsibility of maintaing a system that most clearly is not
We have all, Council and Board members been elected to do the best for the
TEI, and we are all giving our time for free because we believe in the
ideals behind the TEI. Why I do not have this impression, I wonder?
I don't feel represented by the Board anymore.

On 15/08/2011 20:19, "Martin Holmes" <mholmes at uvic.ca> wrote:

>I for one would love to know what the actual disagreement was about.
>I've trawled through the #teiputsch tweets and I can't make head or tail
>of it. Prior to this, I hadn't heard anything about conflict or division
>in the board.
>Who actually attended the meeting, who voted against Martin, and what
>was their beef with him?
>On 11-08-15 12:14 PM, Laurent Romary wrote:
>> Council.
>> This is a serious and sad moment, which follows a series of events that
>>I for myself disagrees with. I had great faith in the vision that Martin
>>Müller had for the TEI and his willingness to create a dynamics bringing
>>various scholarly, but also industrial, communities together.
>> We now need to think this over and use all the energy, creativity, and
>>fine understanding of what the TEI really is, that I have observed in
>>all of you, to ponder upon our mission and how not to leave all our
>>people in limbo. We need to maintain our implication at their service by
>>continuous work on the TEI guidelines and infrastructure, but also think
>>of the optimal framework that will prevent similar event to occur in the
>> Laurent
>> Le 15 août 2011 à 19:48, David Sewell a écrit :
>>> Copied formally to Council at Sarah's request.
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 13:46:47 -0400
>>> From: Sarah Wells<spw4s at VIRGINIA.EDU>
>>> To: TEI-L at listserv.brown.edu
>>> Subject: [TEI-L] Changes on the TEI Board
>>> To the TEI Council and larger community,
>>> As some of you may have heard, the TEI Board had a contentious
>>>conference call
>>> last week, and the result was the Martin Mueller has resigned as Chair
>>>of the
>>> Board.
>>> This occurred during a regular conference call last Thursday, August
>>>11. Five
>>> out of six voting members were expected to attend, but minutes before
>>>the Board
>>> convened, one member apprised the Board via email that she would not
>>>be able to
>>> attend. This meant that only four of the six voting members were
>>>present, which
>>> still represented a quorum.  There were some difficulties in joining
>>> conference call, and one Board member arrived a few minutes late.
>>>Prior to the
>>> meeting, a Board member requested a point of privilege via email, on a
>>> of confidence in the Chair. The Chair absented himself from the
>>>meeting to
>>> switch connections and another Board member moved for the vote of
>>> without discussion. It failed, with one vote expressing confidence in
>>>the Chair
>>> and three against.  When the Chair returned he was apprised of the
>>>vote and
>>> left the call.
>>> We realize that this may raise more questions&  concerns than it
>>>addresses, and
>>> we will send out a more detailed explanation to account for this event
>>>and to
>>> outline our plans for finding a replacement. In the meantime, we are
>>>working on
>>> an interim solution to stabilize the Board. We are continuing our
>>> on this list, and will hold a teleconference very soon.
>>> Sincerely yours,
>>> Sarah Wells
>>> TEI Secretary and Treasurer
>>> --------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Sarah Wells
>>> Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
>>> spw4s at virginia.edu    434-924-4370 or 434-924-4527
>>> O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
>>> Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
>>> Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
>>> Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
>>> Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
>>> A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
>>> To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
>>> Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
>>> The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
>>> Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.
>>> (Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls.
>>> Stolen from the Washington Post's Style Invitational Week CLXI)
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>> Laurent Romary
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