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[This is work in progress - wait until 9/25 before criticizing it too much please. -Jonathan]
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[This is work in progress - please wait until 9/25 before criticizing it too much. -Jonathan]
  
 
The BioPAX working group is not incorporated and has no by-laws.
 
The BioPAX working group is not incorporated and has no by-laws.
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Decisions are made by those attending, with proxies allowed.
 
Decisions are made by those attending, with proxies allowed.
 
(We'll change this policy if it leads to problems.)
 
(We'll change this policy if it leads to problems.)
There are no votes.
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There are no votes and no definite quorum.
  
 
Consensus is essentially unanimity but implies a commitment on everyone's part to respond to
 
Consensus is essentially unanimity but implies a commitment on everyone's part to respond to
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individuals (see [[Committees and Delegation]]).
 
individuals (see [[Committees and Delegation]]).
  
N.b. as a matter of courtesy, any important issues must be listed
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As a matter of courtesy, any important issues must be listed
 
on a meeting's agenda ahead of time so that members have an opportunity to
 
on a meeting's agenda ahead of time so that members have an opportunity to
participate in decisions around that issue.  For example,  
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participate in decisions around issues that they care about.  For example,  
someone might decide to attend a meeting they
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based the agenda's mention of a topic that they care about, someone
otherwise would have skipped, or to designate a
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might decide to attend a meeting that they
proxy.
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otherwise would have skipped, or to designate a proxy for a meeting.
  
 
[[Discussion of BioPAX Governance]]
 
[[Discussion of BioPAX Governance]]
  
 
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Revision as of 01:14, 24 September 2005

[This is work in progress - please wait until 9/25 before criticizing it too much. -Jonathan]

The BioPAX working group is not incorporated and has no by-laws.

Membership

Membership in the BioPAX working group is open to all. We will change this policy if it leads to problems.

How decisions are made

Decisions are made by consensus at telephone conferences and face-to-face meetings. Decisions are made by those attending, with proxies allowed. (We'll change this policy if it leads to problems.) There are no votes and no definite quorum.

Consensus is essentially unanimity but implies a commitment on everyone's part to respond to issues and iterate until agreement is reached.

For reasons of efficiency, the group may give limited decision-making ability to committees and individuals (see Committees and Delegation).

As a matter of courtesy, any important issues must be listed on a meeting's agenda ahead of time so that members have an opportunity to participate in decisions around issues that they care about. For example, based the agenda's mention of a topic that they care about, someone might decide to attend a meeting that they otherwise would have skipped, or to designate a proxy for a meeting.

Discussion of BioPAX Governance