[Wg-uma] Reset button :-) Re: URGENT Re: Call for votes: approval of August meeting minutes

Eve Maler eve at xmlgrrl.com
Thu Sep 3 11:35:27 PDT 2009

Okay, I'm an idiot.  Thanks to Jeff Stollman for pointing out the  
obvious, right there in Section 6.2: If we get enough ABSTAINs, then  
we can look solely at the YES/NO ratio for passage.  So I'm not as  
worried about having to redo this ballot, as long as serial non- 
attenders speak up now to register ABSTAIN votes at the very least.

(As I said to Jeff: "I need a vacation...")


On 3 Sep 2009, at 11:24 AM, Eve Maler wrote:

> We have a way of doing approximately that, by my making some people  
> non-voting if they haven't attended two consecutive meetings.  In  
> this case, since I started the ballot with all participants having  
> voting status, I made the problem harder!  But now I'm better  
> informed about the rules, and in future will be aggressive about  
> doing the non-voting trick.  So, my apologies for having done things  
> non-optimally.
> For what it's worth, the current tally of YES's on the four ballots  
> is 10 (or more):
> http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/uma/Meetings+and+Minutes
> 	Eve
> On 3 Sep 2009, at 11:02 AM, Christian Scholz wrote:
>> 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?
>> -- Christian
>> 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  
>>> Procedures:
>>> http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/download/attachments/2293776/Kantara+Initiative+Operating+Procedures+_V1.0_+2009-04-03.pdf?version=1
>>> 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 non-voting.
>>> 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!
>>> 	Eve
>>> 	(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:
>>>> http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/download/attachments/2293776/Kantara+Initiative+Operating+Procedures+_V1.0_+2009-04-03.pdf?version=1
>>>> 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. :-)
>>>> 	Eve
>>>> 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:
>>>>> http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/uma/Participant+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):
>>>>> http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=9&day=3&year=2009&hour=23&min=59&sec=0
>>>>> 1. Do you approve the minutes of UMA telecon 2009-08-06?
>>>>> http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/uma/UMA+telecon+2009-08-06
>>>>> YES or NO?
>>>>> 2. Do you approve the minutes of UMA telecon 2009-08-13?
>>>>> http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/uma/UMA+telecon+2009-08-13
>>>>> YES or NO?
>>>>> 3. Do you approve the minutes of UMA telecon 2009-08-20?
>>>>> http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/uma/UMA+telecon+2009-08-20+%28quorate%29
>>>>> YES or NO?
>>>>> 4. Do you approve the minutes of UMA telecon 2009-08-27?
>>>>> http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/uma/UMA+telecon+2009-08-27+%28focus%29
>>>>> YES or NO?
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> 	Eve
>>> Eve Maler
>>> eve at xmlgrrl.com
>>> http://www.xmlgrrl.com/blog
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Wg-uma mailing list
>>> Wg-uma at kantarainitiative.org
>>> http://kantarainitiative.org/mailman/listinfo/wg-uma_kantarainitiative.org
>> --
>> Christian Scholz                          Homepage: http://comlounge.net
>> COM.lounge GmbH                              blog: http://mrtopf.de/blog
>> Hanbrucher Str. 33                                       Skype:  
>> HerrTopf
>> 52064 Aachen                             Video Blog: http://comlounge.tv
>> Tel: +49 241 400 730 0                           E-Mail cs at comlounge.net
>> Fax: +49 241 979 00 850                               IRC: MrTopf,  
>> Tao_T
>> neuer Podcast: Der OpenWeb-Podcast (http://openwebpodcast.de)
>> new podcast: Data Without Borders (http://datawithoutborders.net)
> Eve Maler
> eve at xmlgrrl.com
> http://www.xmlgrrl.com/blog
> _______________________________________________
> Wg-uma mailing list
> Wg-uma at kantarainitiative.org
> http://kantarainitiative.org/mailman/listinfo/wg-uma_kantarainitiative.org

Eve Maler
eve at xmlgrrl.com

More information about the Wg-uma mailing list