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Subject: Re: [amqp] Standing rule to allow electronic voting

Hi Gordon,

Per the OASIS Process, any electronic vote must be open for a minimum
of 7 days. The TC can choose to set it up longer but 7 is the minimum.

Best regards,


On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 6:36 AM, Gordon Sim <gsim@redhat.com> wrote:
> On 10/21/2011 11:45 PM, Ram Jeyaraman wrote:
>> As we discussed at the inaugural TC meeting on Oct 14^th , this TC
>> (Technical Committee) will meet every other Tuesday starting 25 October,
>> so we can make steady progress in advancing the AMQP 1.0 specification
>> to an OASIS Standard. While meeting every other week is essential to
>> make progress, it would also be useful for us to adopt a standing rule
>> in this TC that would allow us to make decisions (via email and
>> electronic ballots) in-between regularly scheduled TC meetings.
>> I suggest that we adopt such as standing rule (along the lines as
>> detailed below) during one of our upcoming TC meetings.
>>   1. In accordance with OASIS Technical Committee Process 2.13
>>      <http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/tc-process#voting>,
>>      the OASIS AMQP TC allows motions to open electronic ballots to be
>>      made, seconded, discussed and voted on over the TC's mailing list.
>>   2. The OASIS AMQP TC Chairs are allowed to hold electronic ballots
>>      via the TC's mailing list or via the TC's electronic balloting
>>      capability.
>> Such a standing rule would allow us to make continued progress
>> in-between regularly scheduled TC meetings and avoid having to wait
>> until a regularly scheduled TC meeting to make decisions.
>> Please let me know if you have questions or comments.
> Sounds reasonable to me as long as there is a fixed minimum time between the
> announcement of an electronic vote  and its completion.
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