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2006 General Meeting Vote Results

At the General Meeting, there were four questions on the ballot:

  • Question 1: Selection of Board of Directors
  • Question 2: Modification of By Laws to clarify election process
  • Question 3: Whether or not to (optionally) re-organize the SIP Forum as a U.S.-based organization
  • Question 4: Discharge of Board member liability

Results

The results of the voting are as follows:

  • Question 1: The following people were elected to serve as Board of Directors members for a two-year term:
    • Chris Gatch, Cbeyond
    • Steve Johnson, Ingate
    • David Oran, Cisco
    • Anwar Siddiqui, Avaya
    • Robert Sparks, Participant Member (works for Escatado)
  • Question 2: Approved
  • Question 3: Not approved
  • Question 4: Approved

Note: The Board and some others believe the wording of Ballot Question 3 was difficult, and may have caused some voters to believe the question was whether the Forum should cease conducting any type of activities outside of the U.S. This is not what the question was asking; it was asking whether the membership would approve a change of venue for the legal entity known as the SIP Forum, e.g. is the Forum’s “legal home” in Sweden or the U.S. There was an informal proposal to hold another vote, re-stating the question so it is more clear, along with including an expression by the Board that the Board supports the approval of this question. Since a Board statement would be included in this ballot, the new Board will consider this at its first meeting.

Thank you for exercising your right to vote for your choices.