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Re: [ga] Final draft of proposed mailing list rules
Going through Ms. Rony's very thoughtful post, I identified the following
specific points which merit discussion and further drafting or alternate
provisions before a final "vote." Indeed, I suggest we consider and express our
opinions on each substantive item separately rather than as a package. I
suspect that others will want an opportunity to make proposals for the group's
consideration. Please consider this a motion to defer voting until the proposal
has been vetted and alternate provisions offered pursuant to a format developed
by a committee consisting of Mr. Alvestrand, Ms. Rony and Mr. Gaetano.
Ellen Rony wrote:
> subject header
> what percentage a "consensus"
> if only a small percentage of GA members vote?
> subjective as to content, cumbersome and
> discretion in the hands of a Sergeants at Arms, who
> may a) unilaterally impose posting limits; b) determine what constitutes
> decorum and relevant business of the GA, and c) moderate content.
> two objective (not content-related) behaviors that
> should be explicitly prohibited: mailing attachments without permission
> and spoofing of email addresses.
> the camel's nose under the mailing rules tent, with the following declaration:
> It [the mailing list] is not itself a decision-making body.
> the GA cannot even nominate persons to serve on the Board
BTW, I did notice the following provision in Mr. Alvestrand's proposal relating
"(d) The GA shall nominate, pursuant to procedures adopted by the NC and
approved by the Board, persons to serve on the Board in those seats reserved for