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Re: Definition of a Member Consortium in section

From: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:40:30 -0400
To: Stephen Zilles <steve@zilles.org>, public-w3process@w3.org
Cc: ab@w3.org, alan Bird <abird@w3.org>
Message-ID: <bd7ec174-aaf9-cd85-f166-cdd2338b1f6b@w3.org>

The proposal to update the process vis-a-vis Member Consortia came from 
Alan Bird.  Are you aware if he has reviewed David's proposal?


On 10/10/2016 12:50 AM, Stephen Zilles wrote:
> We must decide on the proposal by David Singer that we will replace 
> the first paragraph of section Membership Consortia which now 
> reads,
> “If the Member is itself a consortium, user society, or otherwise has 
> members or sponsors, as described in paragraph 5g of the Membership 
> Agreement and hereafter called a "Member Consortium" the rights and 
> privileges of W3C Membership granted by W3C Process extend to the 
> organization's paid staff and Advisory Committee representative.”
> ‘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. For a Member Consortium, the rights 
> and privileges of W3C Membership described in the W3C Process Document 
> extend to the Member Consortium’s paid staff and Advisory Committee 
> representative.’
> to more clearly distinguish a Consortium from an organization with 
> shareholders (a.k.a. a company).
> Note, other changes to have been suggested, but this change is 
> solely aimed at clarifying what constitutes a Member Consortium. It 
> does not change the rights, privileges and responsibilities of such 
> organizations.
> Steve Z
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