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Definition of a Member Consortium in section

From: Stephen Zilles <steve@zilles.org>
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2016 21:50:21 -0700
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We must decide on the proposal by David Singer that we will replace the
first paragraph of section Membership Consortia which now reads,


"If the Member is itself a consortium, user society, or otherwise has
members or sponsors, as described in paragraph 5g of the Membership
Agreement and hereafter called a "Member Consortium" the rights and
privileges of W3C Membership granted by W3C Process extend to the
organization's paid staff and Advisory Committee representative."




'A "Member Consortium" means a consortium, user society, or association
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_association>  of two or more
individuals, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Individuals>  companies
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Companies> , organizations
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizations>  or governments
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government>  (or any combination of these
entities) with the objective of participating in a common activity or
pooling their resources to achieve a common goal (other than participation
in, or achieving certain goals in, W3C).  A corporation does not qualify as
a "Consortium" merely because it has shareholders or stockholders.  If it is
not clear whether a prospective Member qualifies as a Member Consortium, the
Director may reasonably make the determination. For a Member Consortium, the
rights and privileges of W3C Membership described in the W3C Process
Document extend to the Member Consortium's paid staff and Advisory Committee


to more clearly distinguish a Consortium from an organization with
shareholders (a.k.a. a company).


Note, other changes to have been suggested, but this change is
solely aimed at clarifying what constitutes a Member Consortium. It does not
change the rights, privileges and responsibilities of such organizations.


Steve Z

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