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[alac] Minimum requirements for participation

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  • Subject: [alac] Minimum requirements for participation
  • From: Vittorio Bertola <vb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 14:30:59 +0200


in Luxembourg, I was tasked to make a proposal to the Committee about
how to set minimum requirements for participation by ALAC members.

The purpose would be to allow for the replacement of members if they
fail to meet a minimum level of activity, so to be able to replace them
with new individuals, hopefully more able to devote time to the

I think that (apart from participation in liaisoning / task forces /
communications, which is left to each person's good will) the basic
"duties" of a Committee member should be:
1. reading the ALAC-related mailing lists
2. participating in ALS votes
3. participating in conference calls
4. participating in physical meetings

While 1. is hardly measurable, the other three criteria could be

My idea would be that the minimum requirements could be:
- explicitly casting a vote (including abstention, of course) in at
least 2/3 of the ALS votes
- participating in at least 1/3 of the conf calls
- participating in at least one physical meeting per year

I think that 9 or 12 months is a reasonable span of time to measure
participation - less than that would be a problem in case of special
periods in private life / daytime jobs, more would not be effective.

Does this sound acceptable?

If yes, there is another question: should these requirements be written
down in detail in the Bylaws, or should we just ask for a generic
sentence meaning "the Committee may set minimum requirements for
participation, members failing to abide with them shall decay and be
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