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Re: 29 Nov meeting - the short algorithm

From: Wayne Carr <wayne.carr@linux.intel.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:31:02 -0800
Message-ID: <50B6BAD6.4080503@linux.intel.com>
To: "public-council@w3.org" <public-council@w3.org>
The simple algorithm doesn't do quite enough and the full one is way too 
detailed.  I tried to tweak the short algorithm to handle the concerns 
while remaining brief.

    Simple Algorithm

  * Groups may choose their own Chairs (using the current user
    interface) by whatever algorithm they choose.

  * However, if 5 participants (one per organization) support a call for
    a formal election, an election will be held following the process
    specified here.
      o A formal election may start no sooner than 60 days after the
        close of any previous formal election.
      o The election is open for 20 business days.
      o Only participants who at the start of the election have been in
        the group for either 60 days or half the lifetime of the group
        are eligible to vote
      o Only participants who have chosen to run may receive votes.
      o One vote per organization.
      o The individual who receives the most votes is elected chair. In
        the event of a tie, there are co-chairs.

  * Any participant may appeal to the W3C staff if they believe the
    group is not capable of governing itself.  This must be no sooner
    than 60 days after the most recent election has ended.
      o The staff may choose to do nothing, or may appoint the group's
        chair(s), or close the group, or license the group to hold
        elections again or take other actions.

  * Participants who are dissatisfied with a group's governance may at
    any time leave the group and start another group.
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