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Re: Definition of a Member Consortium in section 2.1.2.1

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:41:47 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAKMeYiJDAcGF1yERKevvevuhdevyF3dFcdBaBfLLuBjfO4DuA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Stephen Zilles <steve@zilles.org>
Cc: public-w3process <public-w3process@w3.org>
Fwiw this looks good to me.

On Oct 10, 2016 12:51 AM, "Stephen Zilles" <steve@zilles.org> 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,
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> “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.”
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> WITH
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> ‘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.’
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> to more clearly distinguish a Consortium from an organization with
> shareholders (a.k.a. a company).
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> 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.
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> Steve Z
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