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Membership in the BioPAX working group is open to all interested parties.
 
Membership in the BioPAX working group is open to all interested parties.
(We'll change this policy if it leads to problems.)
 
  
 
<b>How decisions are made</b>
 
<b>How decisions are made</b>
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Decisions are made by consensus at telephone conferences and face-to-face meetings.
 
Decisions are made by consensus at telephone conferences and face-to-face meetings.
 
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.)
 
 
There are no votes and no quorum.
 
There are no votes and no quorum.
  
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For reasons of efficiency, the group may give limited decision-making ability to committees and
 
For reasons of efficiency, the group may give limited decision-making ability to committees and
individuals (see [[Committees and Delegation Policy]]).
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individuals.
  
 
<b>Conduct of meetings</b>
 
<b>Conduct of meetings</b>
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As a matter of courtesy, any important issues must be listed
 
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
be involved in decisions around issues that they care about.  For example,
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be involved in decisions around issues that they care about.   
based on 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.
 
Decisions made at meetings must be recorded in the wiki or other approved forum.
 
<b>By-laws</b>
 
 
As of 2005-09-24, the BioPAX working group is not incorporated and has no by-laws.
 
Should the group ever incorporate, its by-laws will have priority over anything written in the wiki.
 
  
 
[[Discussion of BioPAX Governance]]
 
[[Discussion of BioPAX Governance]]
  
 
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Revision as of 18:31, 6 October 2005

[Draft; candidate for promotion. Discuss this page at Discussion of BioPAX Governance.]

Membership

Membership in the BioPAX working group is open to all interested parties.

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. There are no votes and no 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.

Conduct of meetings

Meetings must be announced with adequate lead time.

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 be involved in decisions around issues that they care about.

Decisions made at meetings must be recorded in the wiki or other approved forum.

Discussion of BioPAX Governance