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Content Decision Voting Phases
The voting process for content decisions is outlined below. It is very similar to the voting process for CVE candidates. However, Board members should be vigilant in voting for content decisions, since they have a significant impact on the CVE. I will assume that any member who does not vote, has registered a NOOP (no opinion). However, I believe it's a good goal to try and get 75% of active members to vote on these issues, as suggested by Craig Ozancin in last week's Review meeting. 1) PROPOSAL The Moderator names the content decision and proposes it to the list, indicating candidates that are affected by that decision. The Moderator also gives a time limit for discussion, which should be no less than a week. The Board discusses the content decision, and each member votes: - ACCEPT (accept the content decision as stated) - MODIFY (modify the content decision) - REJECT (reject the content decision outright) - NOOP (no opinion) 2) MODIFICATION In some cases, the Moderator may make changes to the content decision and re-propose them to the Board, based on Board feedback. The Board then votes again, by a deadline as imposed by the Moderator. 3) INTERIM DECISION Once the Moderator decides that there is sufficient agreement and debate to resolve a content decision, and no new issues related to that decision have been raised, then the Moderator makes an Interim Decision to ACCEPT or REJECT the content decision. In the cases where most or all of the Board votes for a NOOP, then the Moderator has the discretion to determine whether to ACCEPT or REJECT the decision. The Moderator gives a deadline to the Board for any final comments or discussion, allowing at least 4 days. 4) FINAL DECISION The Moderator makes the Final Decision to ACCEPT or REJECT the content decision, then re-evaluates the candidates that are affected by the content decision, possibly MODIFYing some of those candidates.