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Fwd: Consortium question

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:45:10 +0100
Message-id: <68DFED90-3926-4529-BFF1-93EE869638DD@apple.com>
Cc: "J. Alan Bird" <abird@w3.org>
To: Revising W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>
suggested clarification that companies with shareholders are not per se “member consortia”.

> Begin forwarded message:
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> So the first paragraph would read as follows, and the rest of the language would stay the same.  Thoughts?
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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.  If the Member is itself a consortium, user society, or otherwise has members or sponsors, as described in paragraph 5g of the Membership Agreement  <https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Agreement/Member-Agreement>and hereafter called a " Member Consortium “ For a Member Consortium, the rights and privileges of W3C Membership granted by described in the W3C Process Document extend to the the Member Consortium’s organization's paid staff and Advisory Committee representative.
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David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 10:46:06 UTC

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