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Re: Chair for Web Payments CG

From: Andrew Durham <ad@andrewdurham.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:21:48 +0000
Message-ID: <CAP5m0mSSMTTmyMaG-Y8z55ixAYRUSMVDV==q-h9M_k6oCkKdUg@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Nicol <davidnicol@gmail.com>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>

I feel too new here to vote, but I do not object to your proposal, David.

At first, I didn't like W3's barging in with their demands for
hierarchical social organization. But now I can't see much difference
between what you all mean by "facilitator" and what W3 means by
"chair". I'm guessing that Manu can be unseated at any moment if group
members deem it necessary. So as much as I like to take radical
positions, I think it more profitable to work on the money issue here,
not the procedural one (which the money one will likely handle in time


On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 17:23, David Nicol <davidnicol@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
> wrote:
>> 4. We could oppose the W3C requirement for picking a Chair because we
>>   don't think it applies to this group and lobby them to create a
>>   "Facilitator" position instead.
> Option #4 would be silly and ultimately empty.
> As one of the founders and continuing participant in "Fantasy Rules
> Committee," the world's longest-running play-by-e-mail Nomic-like game, I
> have experience with practical parlimentary procedure in the realm of
> mailing list governance. With the authority inherent in that verifiable
> credential, I present to this working group the following:
> As the groups Facilitator, Manu Sporny has been performing the duties of
> Chair.
> He is willing to continue doing so.
> His evident integrity as a public servant is exemplified in the particular
> present situation by his demand that he check himself before effecting what
> could be interpreted as a "power grab" were he to simply name himself the
> Chair without due process.
> I therefore hereby formally nominate Manu Sporny for the position of working
> group Chair.
> I vote for Many Sporny for the position of working group Chair.
> Please respond to this list with your assent or reasoned objection to
> provide a permanent audit trail of your participation in this open Chair
> selection process.
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