[KI-LC] Proposed Amendments to Kantara Initiative Operating Procedures version 1.0

Roger Martin roger.martin at corp.aol.com
Fri Oct 9 11:51:54 EDT 2009


At the October 8, 2009 meeting, the Board of Trustees considered the 
requested changes to the Operating Procedures recommended by the LC on 
September 15, 2009.

The Board approved these changes and some additional editorial changes 
to the Operating Procedures as detailed below.

Since there were additional changes to those recommended by the LC, the 
Board requests that the LC approve the same motion as the one approved 
by the Board (see below).

Upon approval of the motion by the LC, the proposed changes will then be 
put forward for approval by the Membership of Kantara Initiative via an 
All-Member Ballot.

 ...rogerM

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Roger Martin, Treasurer, Kantara Initiative
     AOL
     22260 Pacific Blvd    41A:A03
     Dulles, VA 20166
email: roger.martin at corp.aol.com
         AIM:       rjmartin99
         phone:  703-265-6203
         mobile: 703-389-1547
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[BoT] (#2) Proposed Amendments to Kantara Initiative Operating 
Procedures version 1.0
Date: 	Mon, 28 Sep 2009 15:38:09 -0400
From: 	Roger Martin <roger.martin at corp.aol.com>
Reply-To: 	Roger.Martin at corp.aol.com
Organization: 	AOL
To: 	Kantara BoT <trustees at kantarainitiative.org>



To: Kantara Initiative Board of Trustees

A number of amendments have been proposed for the Kantara Initiative 
Operating Procedures, version 1.0.  

   1. The Leadership Council has requested two changes.
         1. The LC recommended that a paragraph be added to section 2.6
            to clarify the determination of Quorum for LC meetings.
         2. The LC recommended the last paragraph in section 3.3 be
            expanded to permit a WG to waive the "secret ballot"
            requirement for WG leadership elections if there is
            unanimous consent to do so.

   2. In addition, a minor editorial/housecleaning changes are proposed.
         1. Section 3 (Work Groups) change "/Intellectual Property 
            policies/" to "/Intellectual Property Rights Policy/".
         2. Section 3.7 (Decision Making), second paragraph, last
            sentence.  Change "/vote occurs/" to "/vote is initiated/".
         3. Annex B (Discussion Group Request [Template]).  Replace the
            explanatory text under section (5) Copyright Policy with the
            following:
            /"Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported or
            another Organization approved Intellectual Property Rights
            Policy Option to cover any copyright material that may be
            produced as a result of DG Participants' posts to the wiki
            or email archives."/

_Approving Revisions to the Operating Procedures_ (/Op Proc, Article 9)
/

    "Amendments to these Operating Procedures must be approved for
    balloting by a Majority of the Leadership Council and by the Board
    of Trustees, and then approved by a Supermajority of those Voting in
    an All Member Ballot."
    //

It is recommended that *_both the Board of Trustees and the Leadership 
Council_* approve the following Motion before submitting approval of 
these amendments to an All Member Ballot:

_*MOTION: Approval of Amendments to Operating Procedures for All Member 
Ballot*_
The following amendments to the Kantara Initiative Operating Procedures 
(version 1.0) are hereby approved for submission to an All Member Ballot:

   1. Add the following text as the third paragraph in section 2.6:
      /"For the purpose of maintaining a reasonable ability to achieve
      Quorum, any Voting Member of the LC who fails to attend two
      consecutive meetings of the LC may, at the discretion of the
      Chair, be re-classified as a non-voting member.  Voting status may
      be reacquired by attending a meeting of the LC.  In the case of an
      electronic vote of the LC, if the electronic vote is initiated
      while a member is in non-voting status, the member may not vote in
      that electronic vote."
      /
   2. Replace the fourth paragraph of section 3.3 (beginning "All WG
      Chair and...") with the following text:
      /"All WG Chair and Vice-chair and Editor elections shall be
      conducted by secret ballot unless the WG passes a motion by
      unanimous consent to hold a non-secret ballot."
      /
   3. In Section 3 (Work Groups) change "/Intellectual Property 
      policies/" to "/Intellectual Property Rights Policy/".

   4. In Section 3.7 (Decision Making), second paragraph, last sentence,
      change "/vote occurs/" to "/vote is initiated/".

   5. Annex B (Discussion Group Request [Template]).  Replace the
      explanatory text under section "(5) Copyright Policy" with the
      following:
      /"Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported or another
      Organization approved Intellectual Property Rights Policy Option
      to cover any copyright material that may be produced as a result
      of DG Participants' posts to the wiki or email archives./

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Roger Martin, Treasurer, Kantara Initiative
     AOL
     22260 Pacific Blvd    41A:A03
     Dulles, VA 20166
email: roger.martin at corp.aol.com
         AIM:       rjmartin99
         phone:  703-265-6203
         mobile: 703-389-1547
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