BioPAX Governance

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

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).

N.b. 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 that issue. For example, someone might decide to attend a meeting they otherwise would have skipped, or to designate a proxy.

Discussion of BioPAX Governance