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Subject: Special election Call for Nominations

 One seat on the WS-I Steering Committee [1] is open for nomination and subsequent election in this Special Election. The candidate selected in this process will hold a seat until the election cycle of December 2013.

All WS-I MS participants are invited to nominate qualified candidates and/or serve on the Steering Committee. If you aren't currently active in the WS-I Member Section, now is a great time to join to help serve the organization's mission: The WS-I Member Section facilitates the creation and operation of an environment made up of customers and vendors in support of delivering interoperability guidance and testing of SOAP-based Web services that often goes beyond individual specification testing.

The nomination and election procedures for the Steering Committee is defined by the OASIS Member Section Policy [2] and the WS-I Member Section Rules of Procedure [3].

Any WS-I MS Supporting Entity [4] may nominate or be nominated as a candidate for the Steering Committee. Any OASIS member may join the WS-I MS [5]. The process is simple but it must be completed during the
nomination period to submit a nomination.

Each WS-I MS Supporting Entity has one Qualified Elector who casts the single vote on behalf of his/her organization. Unless otherwise designated, the organization's Primary Representative serves as the
Qualified Elector.

The Primary Rep may defer the voting member role to another employee member by sending an email to member-services@oasis-open.org; any such change should be in place before the ballot is cast.


Nominations will be held 27 June through 11 July 2012

The election will be held 12 July through 26 July 2012


Any WS-I MS participant may nominate a candidate via email to:

Prior to being confirmed as a candidate, each nominee must:

1. Accept the nomination;

2. Confirm his/her ability to meet the commitments of the position including
but not limited to:

~ Participate in 3-4 hours per month in meetings
~ Prepare and review related documents
~ Participate actively in marketing and outreach for the WS-I MS
~ Represent the Member Section at relevant meetings and events

3. Provide a simple statement of relevant experience and interest in WS-I

4. Be a participant in the WS-I Member Section.


The five new Steering Committee members will be selected by the WS-I
MS Qualified Electors, using the Single Transferable Voting (STV)
process - Scottish Method [6]. STV considers each voter's ranked
preference for candidates, in order to more accurately reflect the
wishes of the electorate.

We encourage all WS-I participants to consider serving on the Steering
Committee. Please contact (member-services@oasis-open.org) with any
questions you might have regarding this process.

Thanks for your interest,


[1] http://oasis-ws-i.org/steering-committee

[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/ms_policy.php

[3] http://oasis-ws-i.org/rop

[4] http://oasis-ws-i.org/members

[5] http://oasis-ws-i.org/join

[6] http://www.stv.govt.nz/stv/how.htm

Scott McGrath

Tel +1 781-425-5073 x202
Fax +1 781-425-5072

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