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Re: Fwd: Consortium question

From: J. Alan Bird <abird@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:58:07 +0100
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Revising W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <24f49eb6-3cd1-2245-d79b-b5ac51f66b9b@w3.org>
Process folks,

    I really appreciate the focus you've put on this and believe the 
language proposed below is appropriate.   The only question is does this 
allow people like the Daisy Consortium to remain Members and have their 
representatives participate as I'm not sure they meet the "paid staff" 
criteria.  It would definitely change the participation of some Members 
like GENIVI and MAG which isn't necessarily a bad thing!

Cheers,

Alan

Cheers,

Alan


On 9/20/2016 11:45, David Singer wrote:
> suggested clarification that companies with shareholders are not per 
> se “member consortia”.
>
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>>
>> So the first paragraph would read as follows, and the rest of the 
>> language would stay the same.  Thoughts?
>>
>> 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 Documentextend to the the Member Consortium’s 
>> organization's paid staff and Advisory Committee representative.
>>
>>
>
> David Singer
> Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
>

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