Re: CFC - Approve Silver Decision Policy

Hello Wilco,

The AG policy focuses on normative changes, and is less formal about
informative updates. The Silver policy seems to incorporate that concept
but without clearly drawing the distinction.  Alastair has suggested
additional wording of: “For decisions being considered in meetings,
objections must be raised immediately by participants in that meeting when
there is a call for objections. * [insert] Participants not at the meeting
must raise objections by the next meeting.*”

This is the decision policy for the Silver Taskforce and Community Group so
primarily applies to the taskforce and group meetings but if a subgroup
makes a decision using this process, then it would represent the consensus
of that particular subgroup.

The flexibility about how a call for objections would be handled is
intentional. They can be handled in several ways and we don't necessarily
want to restrict that.



On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 5:37 AM Wilco Fiers <> wrote:

> Hey Chuck,
> I have three minor concerns with the decision policy. It would be great if
> these could be addressed:
> - If a decision is made on the call, there does not seem to be a way for
> anyone who was not on the call to raise an objection. I would suggest that
> any decisions made on a call be announced via e-mail, so that anyone who
> couldn't attend still has the opportunity to raise their objections.
> - It would be good to clarify that "meetings" here means just official
> task force meetings, and that decisions can not be made by subgroups.
> - There is no description of what form a "call for objections" can take.
> For example, AG has a policy where we use a CFC e-mail, which can only be
> about a single decision that has to be clear from the title. Some
> description like that would go a long way to clarifying this.
> Kind regards,
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 12:22 AM Chuck Adams <>
> wrote:
>> Call For Consensus — ends Friday, October 23th at 6pm Boston time.
>> The Working Group has discussed approving the Silver Decision Policy:
>> <;!!GqivPVa7Brio!NV8my_YWwoy5johoR3DYFLKC0GiX1r4G-RN1U7LNGG2s6pY9LsNhc_iaTXADZKIAKA$>
>> If you have concerns about this proposed consensus position that have not
>> been discussed already and feel that those concerns result in you “not
>> being able to live with” this decision  policy, please let the group
>> know before the CfC deadline.
>> Kind regards,
>> Charles Adams
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