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Subject: Re: [emergency] CAPv1.2 CS & Standard Approval Ballots

Correct on all counts, in my opinion.


Gary Timm wrote:
> Rex,
> Right now with 6 members who have not voted, the current 10 YES votes
> only total 50% of the eligible 20 Voting Members.  The paragraph below
> says at least 2/3 of Voting Members must vote YES, meaning to me that 14
> YES votes (70% of the 20 Voting Members) is needed to approve the CS and
> Standard Vote request.
> As far as NO votes, you can have no more than 25% of Voting Members,
> which to me means it would take 6 NO votes to reject approval regardless
> of the YES votes.
> So as it stands right now, unless 4 more members vote YES, this approval
> vote will fail.
> It does seem below no matter what happens today, we can vote by the same
> Special Majority Vote Rules above at our meeting tomorrow to withdraw
> the CS from the Standards Vote - but again - we would need good
> attendance on the call tomorrow and 14 people would have to vote to
> withdraw it.  That's the way I read it anyway.
> Does it go on to say we can then modify it and revote on it as a CS
> without a Review Period, since that is not mentioned?
> Gary Timm
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rex Brooks [mailto:rexb@starbourne.com] 
> Sent: Monday, February 15, 2010 3:06 PM
> To: emergency TC lists Oasis; ARTHUR C III CTR DISA JITC BOTTERELL
> Subject: [emergency] CAPv1.2 CS & Standard Approval Ballots
> Hi Everyone,
> Because today is a national holiday and there is a good chance that many
> of the voting members of the TC may not be getting their email until 
> after the ballots close today, there is good reason for concern that we 
> will find ourselves in a difficult situation tomorrow if the ballot 
> closes and the vote results remain unchanged.
> So I went to the OASIS Technical Committee Handbook 
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/templates/TCHandbook/OASISTCHandbook.htm and 
> did some research that took me to the TC Process Document Section 3.4 
> Approval of an OASIS Standard 
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process-2008-06-19.php#OASISstandar
> d 
> where paragraph 14 states:
> *The TC that originated the specification may resolve by Special 
> Majority Vote to withdraw the proposed specification at any point after 
> it is submitted to the TC Administrator for administrative processing 
> and before the start of the voting period.* No part of the submission 
> may be changed or altered in any way after being submitted to the TC 
> Administrator, including by Errata or corrigenda. Errata, corrigenda or 
> other changes to a Committee Specification are not permitted after its 
> submission for OASIS Standard approval; if changes are required the 
> Committee Specification must be withdrawn by the TC, edited, re-approved
> as a Committee Specification, and then may be resubmitted as a proposed 
> OASIS Standard. Proposed changes of any kind to a Committee Draft or 
> Committee Specification may be maintained by a Technical Committee, but 
> do not have any approval status until incorporated into a revised 
> Committee Draft or Committee Specification.
> Special Majority Vote is defined in TC Process Document Section 1 
> Definitions 
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process-2008-06-19.php#definitions
> "Special Majority Vote" is a TC vote in which at least 2/3 (two thirds) 
> of the Voting Members vote " yes" and no more than 1/4 (one fourth) of 
> the Voting Members vote "no". These numbers are based on the total 
> number of Voting Members. Abstentions are not counted. For example, in a
> TC in which there are 30 Voting Members, at least 20 Voting Members must
> vote "yes" for a motion to pass; but if 8 or more vote "no" then the 
> motion fails. All Special Majority Votes must be conducted via 
> electronic ballot by the OASIS TC Administrator.
> I believe this means that we can, at our regularly scheduled TC meeting 
> tomorrow resolve by Special Majority Vote to withdraw the proposed 
> specification even if the ballot measures currently set to close today 
> are approved.
> Cheers,
> Rex

Rex Brooks
President, CEO
Starbourne Communications Design
GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison
Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: 510-898-0670

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