The RePEc governance rules

  1. The leadership of RePEc is collective. No single person is recognized as leading RePEc.
  2. All decisions regarding RePEc are taken by the “board of directors of RePEc”, henceforth “the board”.
  3. The board consists of voting directors and one non-voting secretary.
  4. The board issues resolutions. A resolution may be proposed at any time by any board member.
  5. A secretarial aid is nominated by the board of the Open Library Society. The secretarial aid can also be a board member.
  6. Collectively, the secretary and the secretarial aid are known as the administrators.
  7. The administrators run the RePEc governance web site at http://governance.repec.org/.
  8. The administrators operate a RePEc-board mailing list. All directors and both administrators are members of the mailing list.
  9. A member of the board who is not the secretary is known as a director.
  10. The maximum delay between proposal of a resolution and its adoption or rejection is two weeks. During this time, the administrators will count votes. A non-vote is counted as a negative vote. When an absolute majority of directors is in favor of the resolution, the administrators close the vote.
  11. All resolutions are made public on the resolutions web page.
  12. The directors may appoint other directors at any time by simple majority vote.
  13. A board member may resign at any time.
  14. Any director may propose the dismissal of any other director at any time. A director’s dismissal requires a two-thirds majority of the remaining voting board members. Otherwise the procedure to dismiss a board member is the same as for the adoption of a resolution.
  15. Any director may propose the replacement of the secretary at any time. The vote to replace the secretary is administered by the secretarial aid. Otherwise the procedure to replace the secretary is the same as for the adoption of a resolution.
  16. All personnel changes are made public by changing versions of the board web page.
  17. Any board member may propose to change this document at any time. A change to the document requires a two-thirds majority. Otherwise the procedure to change the document is the same as for the adoption of a resolution.

William L. Goffe and Thomas Krichel maintain this page. This is the version of 2010‒08‒09. Earlier versions are not available.