Good standing rules in BPWG

The present document describes the rules a participant of the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group must follow to stay in Good Standing (as a refinement of the Process Document rules. Consensus in the group will only be sought among participants in Good Standing, as defined by the Process Document:

By default, the set of individuals eligible to participate in a decision is the set of group participants in Good Standing. The Process Document does not require a quorum for decisions (i.e., the minimal number of eligible participants required to be present before the Chair can call a question). A charter MAY include a quorum requirement for consensus decisions.

Process document section 3.3

In order to vote to resolve a substantive issue, an individual MUST be a group participant in Good Standing. Each organization represented in the group MUST have at most one vote, even when the organization is represented by several participants in the group (including Invited Experts).

Process document section 3.4

Good Standing rules started being tracked and applied on January 1st, 2008. See the Good Standing Tracker page for more information.


Failure to follow one of the following rules causes removal from Good Standing:

Exceptions to the rules

In exceptional circumstances, these rules may be waived. Exceptional circumstances include but are not limited to:

When a group member thinks he falls into that category, he must notice the Working Group Chairs and Staff Contacts.

Restoring Good Standing

As defined in the Process Document, a participant can regain good standing after having attended two consecutive meetings:

Process Document, section


Contacts: Daniel Appelquist, Jo Rabin, Chairs
Dominique Hazaël-Massieux and François Daoust, W3C Team Contacts
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