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Subject: Re: Minutes of 2000-06-05 XSLT/XPath Conformance Committee

At 00/06/09 17:45 -0400, atman wrote:
>Interpreting this as a motion, I second it for inclusion as an agenda
>item, in the form of a motion to be voted, at the Phone meeting, under
>approval of minutes.

My understanding is that we can't entertain motions via email because we 
aren't in a meeting.

Our objectives in email are to line up all the contributions, 
recommendations and motions that *will* be made at the next meeting, so 
that the actual business of the meeting is effectively rubber stamping 
through process the decisions we effectively make over email.

All mail list contributions requiring action at the next meeting will be 
walked through during the meeting and acted on; to prepare for the meeting 
the proposed agenda I post will include a reference to all documents to be 
acted on (and members identifying missing documents to be addressed should 
speak up after the draft agenda is published).

To prevent *all* mail list postings from being added to the agenda, perhaps 
we should deliberate using email and at some point whoever is directing the 
particular deliberation ask that a particular document be added to the 
agenda to the next meeting for action.  And, just as JR has done here, the 
addition to the agenda should be vocally supported (thus preventing 
frivolous (not that I'd expect that, though) or multiple documents to be 
added to the meeting).

We will hone our productivity using the email list (a concern of mine is 
that we won't be productive) ... I think what has happened is just 
right:  David brought up a change to the minutes and JR supported that 
David's document is mature enough to be discussed at the meeting.

Not many meeting documents will be ready instantly from their first 
posting.  Most will trigger discussion and deliberation to the point at 
which we end up with the mature document that is brought to the 
meeting.  When someone thinks the document is ready, they can propose it be 
added and as just happened we can wait for someone to support the addition 
to the agenda (though, technically, it isn't a motion and a seconding).  I 
think anyone can state they don't think a document is ready for 
consideration at a meeting.

I had already added David's document to the agenda I'm preparing, but next 
time I will wait for a posting like JR's that supports the adding of a mail 
list post to the agenda.

Let me know if you support this concept.  Any suggestions for procedure and 
policy will be warmly entertained.

Thanks folks!

................... Ken

p.s. sorry if I seem out of sync with the messages, but I don't have great 
connectivity here in Paris

G. Ken Holman                    mailto:gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com
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