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Subject: [chairs] Re: Quorum required for good standing

The OASIS TC Process says that a person must attend two out of three 
meetings, but it doesn't define what consitutes a meeting. In all cases 
where the TC Process doesn't define something we must look to RRO. I've 
been under the impression that only quorate meetings would count for 
attendence rules, but I think that the reference Jon gave us would say 

But you'll still want to keep track of attendence and send out warnings 
to people who don't attend because non-attending members make it 
difficult or impossible for the TC to ever achieve quorum and be able to 
transact business.


Hal Lockhart wrote:
> I agree completely with this. This one of the two changes I was going to
> propose to the TC process. I had wanted to look up what Robert's says. Thank
> you Jon.
> I have been in several TC where we would NEVER have achieved quorum if we
> had not been ignorant of and not followed this rule. Every TC I have been
> has a certain number of no shows and if you can't get rid of them w/o quorum
> you are stuck.
> I think the OASIS process, regularly scheduled meetings, open archives and
> minutes, ability of 10% of membership to veto a Standard, has adequate
> safeguards to keep a small group from hijacking a TC.
> Hal
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Jon Bosak [mailto:Jon.Bosak@sun.com]
>>Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 4:22 PM
>>To: karl.best@oasis-open.org
>>Cc: rphilpott@rsasecurity.com; chairs@lists.oasis-open.org;
>>colin.evans@intel.com; ckurt@microsoft.com; eduardo.gutentag@sun.com;
>>Donald.Bergeron@lexisnexis.com; leahyt@wellsfargo.com;
>>zagelow@us.ibm.com; higgins@kavi.com
>>Subject: Re: [chairs] Info for chair setup of Kavi TC areas
>>| Yes, as I said above. A person will sign up for the TC, be made a
>>| prospective member and assigned an Observer role, then converted
>>| to Member after 60 days or three meetings. (This is another reason
>>| that you need to keep track of meeting attendance. Only meetings
>>| that achieve quorum count as valid meetings, and the number of
>>| valid meetings is used to calculate the three meeting rule.)
>>I don't think this is correct.  Good standing is (or should be)
>>based on good-faith attempts to attend meetings.  Attendance at
>>regularly scheduled meetings that fail to achieve a quorum should
>>count for this.
>>Robert's says:
>>   ... if a quorum fails to appear at a regular or properly called
>>   meeting, the inability to transact business does not detract
>>   from the fact that the society's rules requiring the meeting to
>>   be held were complied with and the meeting was convened ...
>>   (pp. 341-342)
>>I think this applies to both the three-meeting rule for
>>prospective members and the two-out-of-three meetings rule for
>>members in good standing.
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Karl F. Best
Vice President, OASIS
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karl.best@oasis-open.org  http://www.oasis-open.org

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