[KI-LC] Definition of Subscriber and other By Law changes

Colin Wallis colin_wallis at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 31 20:35:58 EST 2013


Many thanks Heather.
Your suggested wording looks A OK to me.
But I agree that we pick up the IRB, ARB and sub committee notions at the same time, and sweep them into one ballot.
Cheers
Colin W
 



Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:35:46 -0800
From: heather at kantarainitiative.org
To: lc at kantarainitiative.org
Subject: [KI-LC] Definition of Subscriber and other By Law changes

The current definition of Subscribers in our By Laws:
“Subscriber” means any entity that has completed the necessary application forms, satisfied the objective subscriber criteria for the Organization, executed a copy of the Member Agreement (with Subscriber selected), and paid the appropriate Subscriber Fee as established by the Board of Trustees.  A Subscriber may be an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, limited liability company, business association, governmental entity or other entity.  Subscribers are typically those entities that are Certification and Assurance Programs stakeholders. 

(note that no mention of Subscribers is made in our OP)

I don't suggest a change to that definition.  Based on the LC discussion today, I do suggest a change to the definition for All Member ballot:
OLD
“All Member Ballot” shall mean any vote conducted by the Organization in which all Members of the Organization in good standing shall be eligible to cast a ballot. 

NEW
“All Member Ballot” shall mean any vote conducted by the Organization in which all Members and Subscribers of the Organization in good standing shall be eligible to cast a ballot. 





I also suggest a change to section 8.3 (section 8 covers participant classification)
OLD

8.3       Subscribers
A Subscriber is any entity that has completed the necessary application forms, satisfied the objective subscriber criteria for the Organization, executed a copy of the Member Agreement (with Subscriber selected), and paid the appropriate Subscriber Fee as established by the Board of Trustees.  A Subscriber may be an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, limited liability company, business association, governmental entity or other entity.  Subscribers are typically those entities that are Certification and Assurance Programs stakeholders.


NEW

8.3       Subscribers
A Subscriber is any entity that has completed the necessary application forms, satisfied the objective subscriber criteria for the Organization, executed a copy of the Member Agreement (with Subscriber selected), and paid the appropriate Subscriber Fee as established by the Board of Trustees.  A Subscriber may be an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, limited liability company, business association, governmental entity or other entity.  Subscribers are typically those entities that are Certification and Assurance Programs stakeholders.  Subscribers will have voting rights equivalent to that of Members and will have additional access to Kantara Initiative resources for the purposes of achieving certification.  Subscribers who are elected to the Board of Trustees or a Trustee sub-committee will be required to recuse themselves in the event of votes on certification topics.



Note that there are several other changes required in the By Laws - we might want to get through all of them so we can limit the number of times this has to go out to ballot.  Other changes include modifying section 4.9 to mention the possibility of the Board having subcommittees (note that the ARB and the IRB are not mentioned in any way in this document).  I will work those out on a separate thread.


Reminder: link to the current By-Laws is here: http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/GI/All+Policies

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Heather Flanagan
Technical Program Coordinator
Kantara Initiative
Skype: hlflanagan
email: heather at kantarainitiative.org
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