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Re: Powers of chair of Community Group

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 18:50:54 -0500
Cc: public-council@w3.org
Message-Id: <AAA162F6-76C4-4D38-BCB6-E975B0A34C33@w3.org>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>

On 8 Jul 2011, at 6:42 PM, Harry Halpin wrote:

> At the last Community Council group, there started a discussion over chairing. Right now, we don't have a very clear chairing mechanism and they have no special powers. Therefore, I think we should figure out what the chairing powers are.
> Powers I heard suggested:
> 1) Ability to customize home-page (we'd need to do something with WordPress admin for this, not sure how easy that will be)

We won't have that at launch. However, I would like to make available a _piece_ of the home page for group customization.

> 2) Ability to remove people from mailing list (we'd need a form for this).

First of all, anyone can subscribe to a list.
Second, I don't think we want chairs to say who can be in a group and who can't be.

So for the moment, that power only resides with the staff, which is considered neutral.

> Any others?
> Also, there was a request that groups be able to call the chair something else if they wanted, like "Co-ordinator" or "Beta". I'm thinking we should max groups out at 3 possible co-chairs.

There can be as many chairs as a group wants; that's up to the group. I propose not to specify a limit in the process.

> There also needs I would assume to be some way for the current chair to "pass" chairing on to another person in an automatic fashion.

+1 to a group needing to be able to manage "who is chair" by themselves. That's on our todo list.


>   cheers,
>        harry

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