[cabfpub] Ballot 200 - Amendment of Bylaws to add Code of Conduct

Moudrick M. Dadashov md at ssc.lt
Tue May 30 00:07:42 UTC 2017

SSC votes: "Yes".


On 5/16/2017 11:55 PM, Virginia Fournier via Public wrote:
> Ballot 200
> Purpose of Ballot:  To amend the CAB Forum Bylaws to add a Code of 
> Conduct.
> The following motion has been proposed by Virginia Fournier of 
> Apple and endorsed by Gervase Markham of Mozilla and Tarah Wheeler of 
> Symantec.
> 1.  A new Section 6.4 will be added to the Bylaws of the CAB Forum, 
> and will read in its entirety as follows:
> “Section 6.4
> All Members shall abide by the CAB Forum Code of Conduct, which is 
> attached to these Bylaws as Exhibit C.”
> 2.  A new Exhibit C will be added to the Bylaws, and will read in its 
> entirety as follows:
> “_Exhibit C_
> CAB Forum Code of Conduct (the “Code")
> The CAB Forum (the “Forum") is comprised of a global group of 
> professionals with differences in language, skills, expertise, 
> experience, and backgrounds.  To maintain a professional and 
> productive environment, it is necessary for Members of the Forum to 
> follow the letter and spirit of this Code.  This Code applies to all 
> official Forum activities, such as meetings, teleconferences, mailing 
> lists, conferences, and other Forum functions.  The Forum is committed 
> to maintaining a professional and respectful environment.
> All Member representatives are expected to behave in a collegial and 
> professional manner in accordance with this Code. Members will 
> familiarize their representatives with this Code and require them to 
> comply with the letter and spirit of this Code.
> I. _Conduct_.  The Forum is committed to providing a friendly, safe, 
> and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, gender 
> identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal 
> appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, or 
> other similar characteristic.  The Forum recognizes and appreciates 
> that its participants have diverse languages, backgrounds, experience, 
> and expertise, and expects that all participants will be treated with 
> respect by all other participants.
> (a)  In connection with official Forum activities, all Forum 
> participants shall:
>   * Be polite, kind, and courteous to other participants, refraining
>     from insulting remarks on the perceived intelligence or ability of
>     others.
>   * Treat fellow Forum participants with respect, professionalism,
>     courtesy, and reasonableness.**
>   * Respect that people have differences of opinion, and that there is
>     seldom unanimous agreement on a single “correct" answer.  Be
>     willing to compromise and agree to disagree.**
> (b)  In connection with official Forum activities, all Forum 
> participants shall refrain from conduct such as:
>   * Threatening violence towards anyone.
>   * Discriminating against anyone on the basis of personal
>     characteristics or group membership.
>   * Harassing or bullying anyone verbally, physically, or sexually.
>   * Launching barbs at others. /[Note:  a “barb” is
>     //anobviouslyoropenlyunpleasantorcarpingremark.]/
>   * Touching another person in a physically inappropriate way.
>   * Deliberately intimidating or stalking another person (in-person,
>     online, or by other means).
>   * Inappropriately disrupting or impeding official Forum events,
>     including meetings, talks, and presentations.  For purposes of
>     this Code, "inappropriate disruption" would include aggressive,
>     violent, and abusive conduct that prevents an official Forum event
>     from occurring or proceeding.
>   * Spamming, trolling, flaming, baiting, and other similar behavior
>     inappropriately directed towards an individual.
>   * Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
> (c) All Forum participants should promote the rules of this Code and 
> take action to bring discussions back into compliance with the Code 
> whenever violations are observed.
> (d) Forum participants should stick to ideological, conceptual 
> discussions and avoid engaging in offensive or sensitive personal 
> discussions, particularly if they're off-topic; such personal 
> discussions can lead to unnecessary arguments, hurt feelings, and 
> damaged trust.
> II. _Moderation_.  These are the policies for upholding the Code.
> (a) Resist the urge to be defensive. Remember that it's your 
> responsibility to clearly communicate your message to your fellow 
> participants. Everyone wants to get along and we are all in the Forum 
> first and foremost because we want to talk about standards and 
> everything that involves. Other participants will be eager to assume 
> good intent and forgive as long as you have earned their trust.
> (b) Participants should inform the Chair, Vice Chair, and/or a Working 
> Group Chair immediately if they feel they have been, or are being, 
> harassed or made uncomfortable by a Forum member. Intimidation, 
> personal attacks, and retaliation of any kind will not be tolerated.
> (c) Any Forum participant may report, in good faith, a perceived 
> violation of the Code to the Forum Chair or Vice Chair, or to a 
> Working Group Chair (each, a “Code Liaison”).  One or more Code 
> Liaison(s) will work with the reported Forum participant to determine 
> whether a violation of the Code has occurred and, if so, how to 
> resolve it.  Resolution may also include appropriate executives from 
> the Forum participant’s Member company, as appropriate.  If the 
> reported Forum participant, Member executives, and the Code Liaison(s) 
> are unable to resolve the issue, any of the foregoing may request the 
> assistance of a reasonably acceptable independent third party (such as 
> an Interested Party or WebTrust) to assist with the resolution.**
> *
> *
> (d) Members agree to take appropriate action in the event any of their 
> Member representatives violate the Code.  Such action could include 
> warning, reprimanding, suspending, removing or replacing the Member 
> representative who has violated the Code, depending on the severity of 
> the violation. Depending on the number and severity of violations, the 
> Forum may impose consequences such as excluding a Member 
> representative from certain meetings, removing a Member representative 
> from a mailing list, and suspending a Member representative from 
> certain Forum activities.
> Adapted from the WHATWG Code of Conduct 
> [https://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Code_of_Conduct], the W3C Code of Ethics 
> and Professional Conduct [https://www.w3c.org/Consortium/cepc/], 
> and the Citizen Code of Conduct [citizencodeofconduct.org 
> <http://citizencodeofconduct.org/>].”
> The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows (exact start 
> and end times may be adjusted to comply with applicable sections of 
> the Bylaws and IPR Agreement):
> BALLOT 200
> Status: Amendment to Bylaws
> Start time (22:00 UTC)
> End time (22:00 UTC)
> Discussion (7 days)
> Starts: May 16, 2017
> Ends: May 23, 2017
> Vote for approval (7 days)
> Starts: May 23, 2017
> Starts: May 30, 2017
> No Review Period is required.
> Votes must be cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread on the 
> Public List.  A vote in favor of the motion must indicate a clear 
> 'yes' in the response. A vote against must indicate a clear 'no' in 
> the response. A vote to abstain must indicate a clear 'abstain' in the 
> response. Unclear responses will not be counted. The latest vote 
> received from any representative of a voting member before the close 
> of the voting period will be counted. Voting members are listed here: 
> https://cabforum.org/members/
> In order for the motion to be adopted, two thirds or more of the votes 
> cast by members in the CA category and greater than 50% of the votes 
> cast by members in the browser category must be in favor.  Quorum is 
> shown on CA/Browser Forum wiki.  Under Bylaw 2.2(g), at least the 
> required quorum number must participate in the ballot for the ballot 
> to be valid, either by voting in favor, voting against, or abstaining.
> ===================
> ===================
> Best regards,
> Virginia Fournier
> Senior Standards Counsel
>  Apple Inc.
> ☏ 669-227-9595
> ✉︎ vmf at apple.com <mailto:vmf at apple.com>
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