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[rpd] PDWG situation without co-chairs

Alan Barrett at
Tue Feb 9 09:02:44 UTC 2021

Dear PDWG,

On Tue, 9 Feb 2021 at 00:51, Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at> wrote:

> No Daniel, the output of the Recall Committee regarding the

> Co-Chairs is already final (read point 19 from their report)

> according to whats the CPM says about it, so it does not

> have to be approved by anyone, not even the Board itself.


> So currently we don't have any Co-Chairs.

Yes, as far as I understand, the Recall Committee's decision is final.
Article 3.5(3) of the CPM gives the Recall Committee the power to
"determine the outcome", not merely to suggest or report to some other
party. The Board also stated "The Recall Committee will report the
outcome to the Policy Development Working Group. The decision of the
Recall Committee is final." (That is in a document from the Board
that might not have been published, but is referenced from page 3 of
the Recall Committee's Working Procedure document.)

The Recall Committee gave their decision in paragraph 19 of the "Final
Determination" document: "19. The Committee therefore determines that
a recall of both the co-Chairs is justifiable in the circumstances,
and that both the co-Chairs be recalled with immediate effect.".

> What the Committee has mentioned in the document is for the

> Board to lead the election of the new Co-Chairs and determine

> the transition during this interim.

Yes, the last sentence of paragraph 20 of the Recall Committee's
report is a suggestion; it is not binding: "The Committee suggests
that the Board coordinate with the PDWG to find an adequate transition
mechanism until the next election."

Alan Barrett

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