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 correct. 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 Mobile: 617-510-0893 Fax: 781-515-7020 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org -----Original Message----- From: Karl F. Best [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 1:45 PM To: Philpott, Robert Cc: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' 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 ================================================================= Karl F. Best Vice President, OASIS office +1 978.667.5115 x206 mobile +1 978.761.1648 email@example.com http://www.oasis-open.org