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Subject: RE: [office] New TC Attendence Rules

I think I will be the first to experience the new rule.  Current plans
have me traveling and unable to join the call on both of the next two
Mondays.  (Note also that the third Monday from now is the US and Canada
Labour day holiday.)

I promise not to cause trouble by attempting to vote in the following
two meetings.  My silence will mean abstinence.


<b>TOM MAGLIERY</b>  XML Technology Specialist
604.697.8705  mag@blastradius.com
<b>BLAST RADIUS</b>  XMetaL  <http://www.xmetal.com/>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Brauer [mailto:Michael.Brauer@Sun.COM] 
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 1:16 AM
> To: OpenDocument Mailing List
> Subject: [office] New TC Attendence Rules
> Dear TC members,
> as you may have seen already, OASIS has revised the TC 
> attendence rules.
> According to the new rules, a TC member looses voting rights 
> after missing
> two TC meetings in a row, but also gets back voting rights 
> after attending to
> two meetings in a row. Please note that voting rights are 
> independent of TC
> membership. That means that a TC member that misses two 
> meetings in a row
> looses voting rights, but remains a TC member.
> The new rules are in effetct since last Friday. The details 
> can be found in
> the message below.
> Best regards
> Michael
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [members] TC Process change to attendance rules
> Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 13:39:40 -0700
> From: James Bryce Clark <jamie.clark@oasis-open.org>
> To: members@lists.oasis-open.org, tc-announce@lists.oasis-open.org
>      To:  OASIS Members
>       Please be advised that the OASIS TC Process has been amended to
> simplify the rules for TC attendance and the effects on the 
> voting rights
> of TC members.
>      After the April 2005 TC Process revisions, TC chairs and members
> suggested that the revised rules in Section 2.4 could be made 
> easier to
> administer.   The OASIS staff and Board of Directors 
> appreciate the input
> we received, and the Board directed its TC Process Committee 
> to simplify
> the rule.  The new text is set out at the bottom of this message.
>      Please bear in mind that a TC member who fails to attend 
> TC meetings
> (or certain ballots, in the case where those are counted) may 
> lose his or
> her *voting* rights as a result.  However, the attendance 
> rule only toggles
> voting-versus-nonvoting status.  Membership in the TC does 
> not lapse due to
> absence.
>      The change is effective today, 12 August 2005,  and also will be
> posted to the TC Process page at
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.php.
> 2.4 TC Membership and Participation
>      TC membership is per person, not per organization, and is not
> transferable from person to person.
> Observer
>      An Eligible Person may become an Observer of a TC by 
> registering as an
> Observer using the electronic collaboration tools provided by 
> OASIS. If the
> Eligible Person is an employee or designee of an OASIS member 
> organization,
> the Primary Representative of that organization must be 
> notified that the
> person has requested to become an Observer. The Observer is 
> not a Member of
> the TC so has no attendance or participation requirements to 
> maintain this
> status, other than to remain an Eligible Person.
> Member
>      Any time after the first meeting, an Eligible Person 
> shall become a
> Member of an existing TC by registering as a Member using the 
> electronic
> collaboration tools provided by OASIS. If the Eligible Person is an
> employee or designee of an OASIS member organization, the Primary
> Representative of that organization must confirm to the Chair 
> and to the TC
> Administrator that the person may become a Member of the TC. 
> Upon receipt
> by the Chair of confirmation by the Primary Representative 
> the Member may
> begin participating, but shall not have voting rights. A Member shall
> become eligible to vote in the TC when the requirements below are met.
> Voting Member
>      After the first Meeting of a TC, a Member shall gain 
> voting rights at
> the close of the second consecutive Meeting attended by the 
> Member or 60
> days after the person becomes a Member, whichever comes first.
>      A Voting Member must be active in a TC to maintain 
> voting rights. In
> TCs that hold Meetings, a Voting Member who is absent from 
> two consecutive
> Meetings (as recorded in the minutes) loses his or her voting 
> rights at the
> end of the second Meeting missed. If a TC has adopted a 
> standing rule to
> conduct business only by electronic ballot, without Meetings, 
> then a Voting
> Member who fails to cast a ballot in two consecutive 
> Specification Ballots
> loses his or her voting rights at the close of the second 
> ballot missed.
>      A Member who has lost his or her voting rights shall 
> regain them for a
> TC that holds Meetings by attending two consecutive Meetings 
> (as recorded
> in the minutes), thus regaining voting rights after the end 
> of the second
> Meeting attended.  A Member of a TC that does not hold 
> Meetings may regain
> voting rights by making a request to the chair(s) to regain 
> them, effective
> 60 days after the request.
>      Voting Members who lose their voting rights remain 
> Members of the TC.
> A warning may be sent to the Member by the Chair, but the 
> loss of voting
> rights is not dependent on the warning.
> Regards  JBC
> ~   James Bryce Clark
> ~   Director, Standards Development, OASIS
> ~   jamie.clark@oasis-open.org
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