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Re: ISSUE-133 - TAG role / makeup

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:19:59 -0700
Cc: "chaals@yandex-team.ru" <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, Revising W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-id: <E27BA448-F5A8-4B61-9D54-1D27215E2E2C@apple.com>
To: "Linss, Peter" <peter.linss@hp.com>

> On Mar 10, 2015, at 12:17 , Linss, Peter <peter.linss@hp.com> wrote:
> There's also another potential situation, which already exists, and isn't ameliorated by your proposed changes. What happens when W3C member X has a TAG member (elected or appointed) who's term does not expire in the current election, another employee of X is nominated for the election (presumably by a different W3C member who, under your rules, doesn't have a current TAG member) and wins. Under the exiting rules, both can't serve, but there's no explicit rule stating which must step down. 

The only way I can see this working is to have the member state that “if X is elected, then Y (the current member) will resign”.  Otherwise, why nominate in the first place?  But has this ever happened?  Is it likely to happen? 

> I propose that in this particular situation, the most recently elected TAG member retains their seat and the other steps down (it should also be called out in the nomination announcement that electing that TAG member would automatically cause the other to be removed). The vacated seat could then be immediately filled by the next-most preferred candidate in the election and we avoid needing a special election.
> Or, we simply remove the restriction about multiple TAG members from a single W3C member... which is my actual preference.

David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 20:20:30 UTC

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