[802SEC] Proposed Alternative to changing the rules for WG membership
Here is an interesting alternative to the proposed SEC motion to change the
rules for membership in the working group. Based on the negative comments
expressed so far it may be easier to more directly address the problem of
voting members that no longer are reachable or care to respond to WG email
Add to the bylaws the ability of a WG prior to an electronic ballot to send
out an email request to all voting members to respond if they wish to be
included in the Working Group ballot pool for the upcoming Working Group
Ballot. The Email request to participate in the ballot pool would have to
be open for at least 30 days and close prior to the close of electronic
balloting. Whoever responds to neither the request to be in the ballot
pool, nor the ballot itself, would be dropped from the ballot pool. In this
way no voters that respond to the ballot or to the request would be dropped.
I believe that getting a quorum for voting would be far simpler if such a
process were instituted.
Along with this motion we may also want to add words that it is the WG
participants responsibility to maintain accurate email contact information.
Robert D. Love
President, Resilient Packet Ring Alliance
President, LAN Connect Consultants
7105 Leveret Circle Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 919 848-6773 Mobile: 919 810-7816
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 208 978-1187