|Mary McRae||Jun 27, 2006 8:22 am|
|Subject:||[SPAM] oBIX TC IPR Transition Ballot|
|From:||Mary McRae (mary...@oasis-open.org)|
|Date:||Jun 27, 2006 8:22:53 am|
To: Those OASIS member voting representatives and individual members who are voting "TC Qualified Members" for the oBIX TC
As you probably know, OASIS adopted revisions to our IPR Policy effective on 15 April 2005. TCs formed before that date continue to operate under the old ("legacy") policy. However, they may convert to the new policy by making a "transition" under the terms of the OASIS IPR Transition Policy , by the specific voting procedure described in the transition policy.
The OASIS Open Building Information Exchange (oBIX) TC has notified OASIS staff that it successfully conducted a Transition Request vote under the IPR Transition Policy, to select the "RF on Limited Terms" IPR Mode. It appears that over 50% of the OASIS members represented by voting members of the Committee have signed the current membership agreement. Accordingly, I am opening a Transition Approval Ballot, in which the primary representatives of all voting members of the committee may cast a ballot. A list of the current TC voting members, as of the date of the Transition Request, is attached. In this ballot, which will run for 14 days, the TC Qualified Members  each may cast only a single vote. The ballot will allow for YES, NO, or ABSTAIN votes. Approval of a Transition Approval Ballot requires: (i) a minimum of 50% of all TC Qualified Members to vote, (ii) no NO votes cast, and (iii) one or more YES votes.
The ballot has opened and can be seen at . Please note, for organizational members, it is the primary OASIS representative who votes, so if you are not a TC member, you may wish to consult your organization's active TC members regarding this vote.
We will notify the results to the oBIX TC list and the voting "TC Qualified Members."
Mary McRae Manager of TC Administration, OASIS email: mary...@oasis-open.org
 http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php  http://www.oasis-open.org/who/ipr/ipr_transition_policy.php  http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/obix/members/roster.php In the transition policy, the "TC Qualified Members" who may vote in this ballot are defined as: "either a TC Individual Voting Member or an OASIS Organizational Member that has at least one voting member in the TC at the time the TC Individual Voting Members approve the Transition Request and has signed the new Membership Agreement."  http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=1061
TC Voting Member Qualified Member Primary Representative Echelon: Robert Dolin yes Vijay Chingra Hirsch Electronics: Rob Zivney yes Rob Zivney IBM: Ron Ambrosio yes Michael Winters LonMark: Jeremy Roberts yes Ron Bernstein Trane: David Richards yes David Richards Tridium: Brian Frank yes John Petze Aaron Hansen yes UNC: Toby Considine yes Toby Considine Individual/Associate Members: Anto Budiardjo yes Anto Budiardjo Paul Ehrlich yes Paul Ehrlich Kenneth Wacks yes Kenneth Wacks