[KI-LC] Proposal for Outside Funding for WGs/DGs
futureidentity at fastmail.fm
Fri Feb 26 16:54:17 EST 2010
Just one quick question about the wording: what is an "actively
chartered work group"?
(What is a chartered work group which is not "actively chartered"? - Are
there passively or inactively chartered WGs?
Or is what's meant "Chartered and active work groups", in the sense of
work groups which have an active membership, calls, work plan,
Bob Pinheiro wrote:
> The sentence
> "As long as the activities remain in line with the WG charter, as
> approved by the Leadership Council, KI will work with the outside
> funding source as appropriate to support the activity."
> could be interpreted to mean that the LC must determine whether the
> activities for which funds are being sought are consistent with the WG's
> Charter. I'm not sure if that was the intent, or if the sentence merely
> reiterates that the WG Charter is approved by the LC. In any case, I
> don't think that WGs seeking outside funding should need to get a
> determination from the LC that the funding request is consistent with
> the WG's Charter. It should be assumed that the WG Chair will seek
> funding for activities consistent with fulfilling its Charter. So I
> would strike that part of the sentence, and rewrite the paragraph as
> Actively chartered Work Groups can seek sources of funding outside
> Kantara Initiative for their activities. As long as these activities
> remain in line with the WG charter, KI will work with the outside
> funding source as appropriate to support the WG's activities. Should
> funds be provided directly to KI in support of the WG's activities, the
> Trustees will ensure that those funds are made available to the
> associated WG. KI will endeavor to support all WG activities equally,
> regardless of funding method.
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