[CCWG-ACCT] Nomcom as a UA - legal question

Greg Shatan gregshatanipc at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 22:54:47 UTC 2015


I am forwarding your question to the Legal Sub Team list.


On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 6:51 PM, Avri Doria <avri at acm.org> wrote:

>  Hi,
> I am confused as to how this works.  Please forgive my questions.  This
> has less to do with the proposal I made then with trying to understand the
> nature of a UA.  I had not realized until yesterday that the membership
> model was as popular as it has been defined to be.  I had also not realized
> that we were down to membership or designator model as our only choices
> until today.
> What qualifies the Nomcom as an association?  It can't be the people, as
> there is no continuity, except among the staff. and  some overlap in chairs
> as last year's chair, this years' chair and next year's possible chair,
> sit togehter each year. I guess that  is a bit of natural person
> continuity.  Is that chair thread significant?
> Or is that it is always formed according to same bylaw, even if all of the
> people are different, that is a qualifying mark? Is being a differnt
> instantiation of the same process sufficient to define a UA, even if there
> is no continuity of natural persons?
> thanks
> avrl
> Note: I would have sent this to the legal list, but i never managed to get
> subscribed that one as far as I can tell.
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