[KI-LC] First draft of a revised OP

Colin Soutar email at colinsoutar.com
Wed Sep 12 19:16:34 EDT 2012


Heather -

Yeah, that's why I suggested removing "LC".  I think for consistency with the other paragraphs I didn't suggest adding "WG".

CS

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On 2012-09-12, at 7:12 PM, Heather Flanagan <heather at kantarainitiative.org> wrote:

> On 9/12/12 4:05 PM, Colin Wallis wrote:
>> > I believe that the line at the end of section 3.7 should be changed from:
>> > > "The following actions require a Majority of the LC voting membership"
>> > > to:
>> > > The following actions require a Majority of the voting membership
>> > > i.e. "LC" should not be in this section.
>> 
>> Hmm..do you think so?
>> So would we go for an all member ballot to select the LC Chair, Vice, Sec etc from the WG Chairs?
>> The LC voting membership would not decide who amongst them would lead?
>> 
> That would be tedious, wouldn't it.   No, I think the problem with that section is that it talks about LC stuff in a WG section.  It should say:
>      The following actions require a Majority of the WG voting membership
> ·   Election of Working Group Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary; and
> ·   Acceptance of final Reports or Recommendations, prior to submission to the LC for all-Member ballot.
> 
>> As for 
>> 
>> > * Procedures for handling nominations to any leadership position are not
>>  >laid out in the OP. Are there any categories of         Members/Participants that
>>  >are NOT allowed to be nominated in to a position? Should there be a minimum
>> > nomination period? Can anyone submit a nomination? Need to clarify these
>> > things.
>>  
>> I think we take what has become routine practice..
>> Call for nominations..minimum 1 week till close
>> Any member/participant of KI in any membership category can be nominated/self nominate
> OK.
>> 
>> > Colin S further raised the question as to whether Members who were not WG or
>> > DG chairs could be elected to the LC.
>> 
>> Again, use practice so far which I believe is..
>> Any WG member who holds an officer position ..Chair, VC, Sec can be elected to the LC
> Just to be pedantic (which is what OP are all about)
> Can a DG member who holds an officer position be nominated to LC leadership? (Demonstrably, yes, because I was.)  If yes, then does that position automatically instil voting rights to the Chair/VC/Sec? (To which I understood the answer to be "no" while I was Secretary.)
> 
>> 
>> Cheers
>> Colin W  
>> 
>> > From: email at colinsoutar.com
>> > To: heather at kantarainitiative.org; LC at kantarainitiative.org
>> > Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:45:16 -0400
>> > Subject: Re: [KI-LC] First draft of a revised OP
>> > 
>> > Hi Heather -
>> > 
>> > The suggested changes in the document look good to me, with one correction.
>> > 
>> > I believe that the line at the end of section 3.7 should be changed from:
>> > 
>> > "The following actions require a Majority of the LC voting membership"
>> > 
>> > to:
>> > 
>> > The following actions require a Majority of the voting membership
>> > 
>> > i.e. "LC" should not be in this section.
>> > 
>> > Cheers,
>> > 
>> > Colin
>> > 
>> > Colin Soutar, Ph.D.
>> > email at colinsoutar.com
>> > 416 358 1431
>> > 
>> > 
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: lc-bounces at kantarainitiative.org
>> > [mailto:lc-bounces at kantarainitiative.org] On Behalf Of Heather Flanagan
>> > Sent: September-12-12 10:53 AM
>> > To: LC at kantarainitiative.org
>> > Subject: [KI-LC] First draft of a revised OP
>> > 
>> > Hi all -
>> > 
>> > A while back we had started talking about updating the By-Laws and Operating
>> > Procedures for Kantara. Here is a first draft of a revised OP (By-Laws will
>> > come out later this week). I have turned on Track Changes so you can
>> > quickly see what has changed.
>> > 
>> > A couple of questions were never fully answered when we were initially
>> > discussing this a few months back:
>> > 
>> > * Procedures for handling nominations to any leadership position are not
>> > laid out in the OP. Are there any categories of           Members/Participants that
>> > are NOT allowed to be nominated in to a position? Should there be a minimum
>> > nomination period? Can anyone submit a nomination? Need to clarify these
>> > things.
>> > 
>> > Colin S further raised the question as to whether Members who were not WG or
>> > DG chairs could be elected to the LC.
>> > 
>> > Thoughts?
>> > 
>> > -Heather
>> > 
>> > --
>> > Heather Flanagan
>> > Kantara Initiative
>> > Skype: hlflanagan
>> > email: heather at kantarainitiative.org
>> > 
>> > 
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