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professional work environment / disciplinary actions

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 19:58:39 +0100
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as I mentioned on last week's call, we had a number of complaints about behavior among participants within the group.  W3C staff had one-on-one conversations with each of the people involved in these complaints, going through the specific behaviors that had been the subject of the complaints.

It appears that we have been able to resolve this round without having to invoke tougher consequences -- and despite requests to remove certain individuals [yes, that's plural] from the group.

However, this is a good opportunity for a few process reminders.

1. Participation requirements

> There are three qualities an individual is expected to demonstrate in order to participate in W3C:
> 	 Technical competence in one's role
> 	 The ability to act fairly
> 	 Social competence in one's role
> Advisory Committee representatives who nominate individuals from their organization for participation in W3C Activities are responsible for assessing and attesting to the qualities of those nominees.


2. Director's rejection of participants

> In exceptional circumstances (e.g., situations that might jeopardize the progress of a group or create a conflict of interest), the Director may decline to allow an individual designated by an Advisory Committee representative to participate in a group.


3. Advisory Board Guidance on Disciplinary Actions


Thomas Roessler, W3C <tlr@w3.org> (@roessler)
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