[KI-LC] [BoT] Revised DRAFT: Policy for Joining Groups and Group Discussion Lists
roger.martin at corp.aol.com
Thu Jul 2 09:25:59 PDT 2009
I had a conversation with Brett about this issue because I was not
understanding the motivations for proposing this change.
Based on that discussion, I understand the motivation for this change to
* Staff will administer all Lists, but there is a valid concern that
a requirement to have Staff moderate all Lists will be a
significant burden on Staff resources.
* We can configure each List so any email received from a
non-Participant gets an auto-reply that says "You do not have
permission to post to this List. To do so, you must sign the
Participation Agreement for this Group." (or something similar)
* It may be helpful for the leadership of a Group to know (1) who
joins and who leaves a list as an Observer, and (2) who attempts
to post as an Observer. As a result, you proposed that a member
of the Group Leadership (Group secretary) be assigned moderator
status in order to be able to track this.
Under the Kantara Initiative Bylaws, a Group is not required to have a
secretary. However, the Bylaws do state that when "a WG does not have a
secretary it is the responsibility of the Chair to ensure that those
Given the above, I believe the following changes will be sufficient to
achieve what you are proposing:
1. Reword the first bullet in Section (5) to read:
* All Lists are administered by Staff and moderated by the
secretary of the Group to which the List is associated.
2. Delete the sixth bullet in section (5)
* Group Lists are not moderated.
Joni Brennan wrote:
> Hi Roger,
> I have drafted the suggested addition below:
> Section 5
> * All Lists are administered and moderated by the Staff. In addition
> to the Staff moderator, each list will be moderated by the Secretary
> officer responsible for that list's associated group. The Secretary
> moderator function provides an additional layer of operational
> information to the officers of each group.
> Please feel free to word smith my suggestion as you may see fit.
> Also, as an FYI to the group, we did find the bug causing Rogers edit
> access woes and have resolved the issue.
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Roger Martin
> <roger.martin at corp.aol.com <mailto:roger.martin at corp.aol.com>> wrote:
> I have attached the revised draft of the "Policy for Joining
> Groups and Group Discussion Lists" based on the discussions of the
> past two days. I still don't have edit permission on the wiki
> page, but will post the new draft there when I do.
> Additional Discussion:
> 1. Joni posted a proposal to one officer from each WG and DG a a
> moderator of any Lists associated with that WG or DG. It's not
> clear from the email discussion what the resolution of this
> proposal is. As a result I did not make any changes to the text.
> If we need to make that change, would someone please post the
> specific text changes to be made?
> 2. Are there any further edits needed before we move to adopt
> this as a Kantara Initiative policy?
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