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Fwd: Consortium question

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:45:10 +0100
Message-id: <68DFED90-3926-4529-BFF1-93EE869638DD@apple.com>
Cc: "J. Alan Bird" <abird@w3.org>
To: Revising W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>
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 Document extend 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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