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Subject: FW: SSTC charter change?

Since Mike McIntosh raised this issue during the call today...

Here is part of an email exchange that I recently had with Karl re: the
voting requirements for a TC charter clarification.  I had also thought the
2/3 applied to total TC membership.  He emphatically stated that was not

The current TC process states "Approval for clarification shall require at
least 2/3 of the total membership of a TC voting to approve and no more than
1/4 voting to disapprove."  This is actually worded a bit ambiguously.
Based on my conversation with Karl, the "... total membership voting ..."
actually refers to the membership that is present at the quorum-valid
meeting where the vote is taken.  

I will ask Karl to please confirm this and I will post his response to the
list.  I will also recommend that the TC process document be clarified.

Rob Philpott 
RSA Security Inc. 
The Most Trusted Name in e-Security 
Tel: 781-515-7115 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Karl F. Best [mailto:karl.best@oasis-open.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 1:45 PM
To: Philpott, Robert
Cc: 'pmishra@netegrity.com'
Subject: Re: SSTC charter change?

[Rob] <other discussion deleted>

We discussed this on the phone, but I'll review in writing.

The motion to approve a charter revision requires 2/3 vote, which is not 
the same thing as 2/3 of all voting members. If you follow Robert's, in 
order to conduct business you've first got to have a quorum present. In 
your case, majority of 29 eligible, so 15 present. Then, of the members 
present, you must have 2/3 and no more than 1/4 against.

Since you had 21 present you had quorum (15 or more present). Then 2/3 
of those present would be 14 (2/3 or 21).

Since you had 14 or more votes in the affirmative, and less than 6 (1/4 
of 21) then this passes.

[Rob] <other discussion deleted>


Karl F. Best
Vice President, OASIS
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