[Foundation] Call for Arbitration addition to the by-laws

Ryan Eatmon reatmon at jabber.org
Tue Jul 1 17:29:22 CDT 2003

In light of the current file transfer debate and request to the Council 
for assitance, I would like to propose the following by-law addition to 
clarify the Council's role.  This proposal requires 5% of the JSF to 
second it so that it can be voted on during the upcoming JSF Membership 
meeting in August.

Call for Arbitration

The Council, as an official body, shall have no sway over the direction 
of Jabber Enhancement Proposals (JEPs) until they are brought before the 
Council for a vote UNLESS a Call for Arbitration is made.  Any member of 
the Foundation can, at any time, call for the Council to arbitrate a 
dispute amongst JEP authors over the direction that a single JEP, or a 
group of JEPs, should take.  The call must be seconded by at least 5% of 
the full membership of the JSF and at least one of the authors of the 
disputed JEPs within 10 days of the call.  The Council then has one week 
to review the situation and produce a ruling.  The ruling shall be 
binding to all of the parties involved.


Ryan Eatmon                   reatmon at jabber.org 
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