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

Karl and chairs,

Unless I've missed something, we don't seem to have come to a consensus.
I would very much appreciate for Karl and the OASIS board to clarify the
issues that have surfaced on the topic of email votes and what
constitutes a quorum.

Luc Clement
UDDI Spec TC Co-chair

-----Original Message-----
From: Eduardo Gutentag [mailto:eduardo.gutentag@sun.com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 20:46
To: Jeff Kenton
Cc: Jon Bosak; chairs@lists.oasis-open.org

On Thu, 2003-02-20 at 06:02, Jeff Kenton wrote:
> We are going around in circles on this.
> Robert's Rules of Order is clear about face to face (or 
> teleconference) meetings -- quorums, majority votes and abstentions.  
> It is unclear about email votes on the issue of quorums.

Right, that's why there is a special section on it in the TC Process
document, "(n) Conduct of TC business by mail"

> There are two choices:

I disagree, there is no choice at all because the process is already
spelled out in http://oasis-open.org/committees/process.shtml#mail

> Either
>   * everybody is present at an email vote, so there's always a quorum 
> and a majority of votes cast wins
That's what the TC process document says, in accordance w/Roberts

>   * or, total votes cast plus explicit abstentions determine whether 
> you have a quorum

No, that would contradict the TC process document.
> Time to choose what works best for us, and put the clarification into 
> our rules.

They are already there. 

> Or, at worst, let each committee choose for itself and clarify its own

> bylaws.
Sorry, total disagreement on this from me and, I suspect, many others.

> Thankfully, my committee gets quorums for meetings.

Eduardo Gutentag               |         e-mail:
Web Technologies and Standards |         Phone:  +1 510 550 4616 x31442
Sun Microsystems Inc.          |         1800 Harrison St. Oakland, CA
W3C AC Rep / OASIS TAB Chair

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