[Wg-uma] URGENT Re: Call for votes: approval of August meeting minutes
cs at comlounge.net
Thu Sep 3 11:02:33 PDT 2009
As only the people attending a call can really make a proper decision
why can't we simply limit the group of people allowed to vote for this
particular vote to these who have been on the call?
Am 03.09.2009 um 19:45 schrieb Eve Maler:
> In today's call, we discussed a technicality regarding a specific
> issue with electronic ballots on minutes approval. If you weren't
> at the meeting, how can you vote on whether the minutes accurately
> reflect what got done? This is a fair question!
> I have confirmed that our tentative interpretation discussed in the
> meeting is CORRECT according to Section 6.2 of the Operating
> Namely, if you return a ballot indicating that you ABSTAIN on that
> ballot, it counts towards the minimum response level necessary to
> consider the ballot valid.
> Now, since the meetings corresponding to the minutes we are trying
> to approve did not reach quorum, if everyone who didn't attend those
> meetings votes ABSTAIN, we still won't get them accepted, and I may
> have to redo the ballot later after I change some people's status to
> It's entirely up to you, but if you weren't present at the meetings
> in question, but do feel comfortable accepting them as the true
> record of the group's discussion, you can still vote YES -- as some
> people have chosen to do already. I will report on the results and
> next steps, whatever they are, after the ballot closes tonight.
> Thanks for your attention!
> (still trying, but failing, to remove bureaucracy from our group's
> work :-)
> On 1 Sep 2009, at 1:29 PM, Eve Maler wrote:
>> A reminder: Please review the minutes, and please vote.
>> Note that in Kantara, the chair has discretion to manage quorum
>> requirements in the following way:
>> From Section 3.7:
>> "All Participants present at a WG meeting are voting members of the
>> WG. For the purpose of maintaining a reasonable ability to achieve
>> Quorum, any Participant in a WG who fails to attend two consecutive
>> meetings of the WG may, at the discretion of the Chair, be re-
>> classified as a non-voting member. Voting member status may be
>> reacquired by attending a meeting of the WG. In the case of an
>> electronic vote of the WG, if the electronic vote occurs while a
>> Participant is in non-voting status, the Participant may not vote
>> in that electronic vote."
>> I may have to resort to this after this ballot closes, if the
>> response has been very low. If you want to retain list posting
>> rights (that is, exercise your right to contribute IP according to
>> the group participation agreement you filled out) but have no
>> intention of attending any meetings or voting in electronic
>> ballots, feel free to let me know offline that you're a serial non-
>> voter. :-)
>> On 27 Aug 2009, at 4:44 PM, Eve Maler wrote:
>>> This email contains four ballots for your consideration, all
>>> dealing with approving the minutes of our first month's worth of
>>> meetings. Since we have a large number of group participants but
>>> not everyone can make it to all of the telecons, I urge everyone
>>> who is on our roster:
>>> ...to take this opportunity to review the minutes and ensure they
>>> are in order. (Note: Anyone who joins the group after this mail
>>> hits the archives can't vote on these ballots.)
>>> Each ballot requires a simple majority (15 of 28) to pass. Please
>>> reply, to the list or to me directly, with your votes; if you vote
>>> NO in any case, please supply a rationale to facilitate
>>> resolution. The deadline is Thursday, 3 Sep 2009, 23:59 UTC
>>> (4:59pm U.S. Pacific time):
>>> 1. Do you approve the minutes of UMA telecon 2009-08-06?
>>> YES or NO?
>>> 2. Do you approve the minutes of UMA telecon 2009-08-13?
>>> YES or NO?
>>> 3. Do you approve the minutes of UMA telecon 2009-08-20?
>>> YES or NO?
>>> 4. Do you approve the minutes of UMA telecon 2009-08-27?
>>> YES or NO?
> Eve Maler
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