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Re: Chair for Web Payments CG

From: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:47:39 -0400
Message-ID: <4F6A224B.1080306@digitalbazaar.com>
To: public-webpayments@w3.org
Manu has already been doing a lot of the procedural heavily lifting for 
the group and is therefore the de facto chair in my view. So, I vote for 
him as well.

On 03/21/2012 01:23 PM, David Nicol wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Manu Sporny 
> <msporny@digitalbazaar.com <mailto: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.

Dave Longley
Digital Bazaar, Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:48:09 UTC

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