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Re: Definition of a Member Consortium in section 2.1.2.1

From: J. Alan Bird <abird@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:02:09 -0400
To: chaals@yandex-team.ru, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>, Stephen Zilles <steve@zilles.org>, "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>
Cc: "ab@w3.org" <ab@w3.org>
Message-ID: <281e8117-f90b-bb74-bfb4-a4f059afe392@w3.org>

On 10/10/2016 09:09, chaals@yandex-team.ru wrote:
> The whole change proposal looks editorial to me.
> Personally I hate it as over-legalistic, unnecessarily complex, and 
> unnecessary given the fundamentals of process. But I was under the 
> impression Alan had seen it and didn't see a substantive difference.
correct
>
>
> 10.10.2016, 14:40, "Jeff Jaffe" <jeff@w3.org>:
>>
>> Steve,
>>
>> The proposal to update the process vis-a-vis Member Consortia came 
>> from Alan Bird.  Are you aware if he has reviewed David's proposal?
>>
>> Jeff
>>
>>
>> On 10/10/2016 12:50 AM, Stephen Zilles wrote:
>>>
>>> We must decide on the proposal by David Singer that we will replace 
>>> the first paragraph of section 2.1.2.1 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.”
>>>
>>> WITH
>>>
>>> ‘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 representative.’
>>>
>>> to more clearly distinguish a Consortium from an organization with 
>>> shareholders (a.k.a. a company).
>>>
>>> Note, other changes to 2.1.2.1 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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