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Subject: Re: [members] 15-day Public Review for Virtual I/O Device (#VIRTIO) V1.0 - ends July 28th

On Mon, Aug 04, 2014 at 09:49:24AM -0400, Chet Ensign wrote:
> A Special Majority Vote must be run as an online ballot so no problem there. 

Yes my question was about this text:

>             ... and provide to the TC
>             Administrator the URI for the meeting minutes which record the TC's
>             resolution

so this is not mandatory then?

> If you are going to approve the CS with non-material changes, then you'll want
> to follow these steps: 
> 1. Keep a list of the changes that are made. The TC Process requires that you
> provide a summary of the changes along with the working draft. The easiest way
> to do that is to provide a red-lined comparison document but a list of changes
> is ok as well. But it must be provided as a separate document. 

Sure we can do both I guess, red-lined is easiest as it can be
produced automatically.

> 2. Load the record of the changes into Kavi and then include the link to it in
> your motion to request the Special Majority Ballot.

Sorry I don't know what Kavi is. Is this the system where we upload
the files?

> 3. use motion language like this to request the Special Majority Vote: "I move
> that the TC request TC Administration initiate a Special Majority Vote to
> approve  <specification name and version #> contained in <URL for the revised
> working draft> as a Committee Specification? The TC affirms that changes have
> been made since the last public review. The changes made are documented in <URL
> for the summary of changes>. The TC judges these changes to be Non-Material in
> accordance with the definition in the OASIS TC Process (http://
> www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/tc-process#dNonmaterialChange)."
> 4. Then just send me the ticket for the SMV at https://www.oasis-open.org/
> resources/tc-admin-requests/committee-specification-ballot-request 
> I'll take care of it from there. 
> Let me know if you have any questions on this... 
> /chet
> On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 8:07 AM, Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com> wrote:
>     Hello, Chet,
>     Policy guidelines state:
>     https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/tc-process#OASISstandard
>             The approval of a Committee Specification shall require a Special
>             Majority Vote. The TC Chair shall notify the TC Administrator that
>     the
>             TC has resolved to request a Special Majority Vote for the
>     advancement
>             of the draft as a Committee Specification and provide to the TC
>             Administrator the URI for the meeting minutes which record the TC's
>             resolution, including the location of the editable versions of the
>     files
>             and any other ballot details (for example, Designated
>     Cross-Reference
>             Change motions).
>     There are some comments and non material changes since the last drafts,
>     so we would like to do the special majority vote soon, but several members
>     of the TC can't participate in phone meetings in the near term.  Is it
>     possible to execute this vote by an online ballot instead
>     of a meeting?
>     Thanks!
>     --
>     MST
> --
> /chet 
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