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Subject: RE: Fwd: Re: Co-chairs and vice-chairs


This sounds like a good plan to me. As I said in my previous note, I think
co-chairs would be the best path forward for this committee.

- joe

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Hodges [mailto:jhodges@oblix.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 5:48 PM
To: security-services@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Co-chairs and vice-chairs

"Eve L. Maler" wrote:
> Following is the response from the OASIS group that owns the TC
> process.  Here is what I suggest:  Adopt a standing rule that the chair
> appoint (or, alternatively, that the TC can elect) a vice-chair who is
> empowered to help with chairing duties at the chair's direction.  The
> vice-chair would stand ready to serve as chair pro tem but would, as a
> formality, need to be voted in each time.  The "real" chair would bear
> ultimate responsibility for the TC, but could share the load as they and
> the vice-chair see fit.

I've taken a look at..

http://www.oasis-open.org/who/bylaws.shtml  (attachment A)

..which specifies the specifics of how a TC is constitued and operated. My
interpretation is that that doc only tacitly/implicitly defines a "TC Chair"
being mapped to a single natural person. 

> Appointing a vice-chair is not *too* different from what I've already done
> in appointing other positions, such as secretary and subgroup leader;
> however, the difference is that the OASIS rules and RROR do give chairs
> additional explicit powers, and the committee is supposed to elect its own
> leader.  So the group might prefer to elect a vice-chair rather than have
> them be appointed.
> Thoughts?

It seems to be kinda a trade-off of the sorts of "what sort of headache do
want to have" -- you can follow the oasis/roberts rules and figure out how
have a Vice Chair and what the duties/resposibilities/power of that position
are, or simply (within the TC) adopt a standing rule that we're going to
have a
co-chair arrangement where duties/resposibilities/power within the TC are
equally. Perhaps one of those people would have to be identified as the
as far as interfacing with OASIS proper is concerned, tho this is a little
unclear given what Jon Bosak said..

> >As far as we know, there is nothing that would prevent a TC from
> >adopting a standing rule that would define a co-chair role and
> >would allow one or more members of the TC to be so designated.

However we decide to do it (co-Chairs or Chair'n'viceChair), it occurs to me
should create a new distribution list called e.g...


..and place the co-Chairs or Chair'n'viceChair on it. Folks'd use that list
send msgs to the SSTC "chair". 


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