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<i>Draft; candidate for endorsement. [[/Annotation]] of this page. [[/Discussion]] of this page.</i>
Discuss this page at [[Discussion of BioPAX Governance]].]
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In the following, <i>group</i> means the BioPAX working group.
  
 
<b>Membership</b>
 
<b>Membership</b>
  
Membership in the BioPAX working group is open to all interested parties.
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Membership in the group is open to all interested parties.
(We'll change this policy if it leads to problems.)
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<b>Open Source</b>
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Open source licenses that are academic and corporate friendly are used for all work created by the group.
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<b>Decision Making</b>
  
<b>How decisions are made</b>
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Decisions are made for the BioPAX project either directly
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by the group, or by an entity (committee or individual) to which the
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group has delegated limited decision-making authority.
  
Decisions are made by consensus at telephone conferences and face-to-face meetings.
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To simplify the following, decisions made in either of these two ways
Decisions are made by those attending, with proxies allowed.
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will both be considered to be decisions made by the group.
(We'll change this policy if it leads to problems.)
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There are no votes and no quorum.
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Consensus is essentially unanimity but implies a commitment on everyone's part to respond to
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Decisions made directly by the members are made by consensus
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at telephone conferences and face-to-face meetings.
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(For brevity, meetings at which direct decisions may be taken will be called
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simply "meetings".)
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Decisions at meetings are made
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by those attending, with proxies allowed. Consensus is essentially
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unanimity, but implies a commitment on everyone's part to respond to
 
issues and iterate until agreement is reached.
 
issues and iterate until agreement is reached.
  
For reasons of efficiency, the group may give limited decision-making ability to committees and
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<b>Conduct of Meetings</b>
individuals (see [[Committees and Delegation Policy]]).
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<b>Conduct of meetings</b>
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Meetings will be announced on biopax-discuss with a minimum of one
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week lead time.  Announcements will include a link to an agenda.
  
Meetings must be announced with adequate lead time.
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Any important issues must be listed on a meeting's agenda with a
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minimum of one week lead time so that members have time to plan to
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attend or send a proxy to meetings that raise
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issues that they care about.
  
As a matter of courtesy, any important issues must be listed
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Decisions must be recorded in the BioPAX wiki and a link sent to the
on a meeting's agenda ahead of time so that members have an opportunity to
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biopax-discuss list.
participate in decisions around issues that they care about.  For example,
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based the agenda's mention of a topic that they care about, someone
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might decide to attend a meeting that they
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otherwise would have skipped, or to designate a proxy for a meeting.
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Decisions made at meetings must be recorded in the wiki or other approved forum.
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<b>External Representation of the Group</b>
  
<b>By-laws</b>
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The group decides how it is to be represented externally, including
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(but not limited to) representations in presentations, proposals, and
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web pages.
  
As of 2005-09-23, the BioPAX working group is not incorporated and has no by-laws.
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A public BioPAX wiki page or web page can be proposed for
Should the group ever incorporate, its by-laws will have priority over anything written in the wiki.
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endorsement by the group. By deciding to endorse a page, the group
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agrees that the page speaks for the group.
  
[[Discussion of BioPAX Governance]]
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Endorsement of a page occurs at a meeting. The
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endorsement request must be placed on the meeting's agenda with
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a minimum of one week lead time.
  
 
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[[category:COMMUNITY]]
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[[category:LEVEL3]]

Latest revision as of 19:18, 13 May 2010

Draft; candidate for endorsement. /Annotation of this page. /Discussion of this page.

In the following, group means the BioPAX working group.

Membership

Membership in the group is open to all interested parties.

Open Source

Open source licenses that are academic and corporate friendly are used for all work created by the group.

Decision Making

Decisions are made for the BioPAX project either directly by the group, or by an entity (committee or individual) to which the group has delegated limited decision-making authority.

To simplify the following, decisions made in either of these two ways will both be considered to be decisions made by the group.

Decisions made directly by the members are made by consensus at telephone conferences and face-to-face meetings. (For brevity, meetings at which direct decisions may be taken will be called simply "meetings".) Decisions at meetings are made by those attending, with proxies allowed. Consensus is essentially unanimity, but implies a commitment on everyone's part to respond to issues and iterate until agreement is reached.

Conduct of Meetings

Meetings will be announced on biopax-discuss with a minimum of one week lead time. Announcements will include a link to an agenda.

Any important issues must be listed on a meeting's agenda with a minimum of one week lead time so that members have time to plan to attend or send a proxy to meetings that raise issues that they care about.

Decisions must be recorded in the BioPAX wiki and a link sent to the biopax-discuss list.

External Representation of the Group

The group decides how it is to be represented externally, including (but not limited to) representations in presentations, proposals, and web pages.

A public BioPAX wiki page or web page can be proposed for endorsement by the group. By deciding to endorse a page, the group agrees that the page speaks for the group.

Endorsement of a page occurs at a meeting. The endorsement request must be placed on the meeting's agenda with a minimum of one week lead time.