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[atlarge-discuss] VC#2003-0009 RESULT: Vote: Motion: Member Certification
[Everyone: The following was previously sent to the Panel and is now being
posted to the Members Moderated list, and general discuss list.]
We are pleased to report the adoption of VC Resolution #2003-0009 below.
A Section 3, having to do with "Verification Committee Best Practices" and
to include "data handling" and disposition, which could not be completed
for this adoption is now in development.
Nonetheless, the VC is now able to begin review and certification of IPC
nominees and nominators forthwith.
As not all VC members have voted yet, we shall wait to publish the votes
when all have. All VC members were put on notice that we would publish this
result as soon as a majority approved, which has happened.
For the committee,
/s/ Joey Borda
Saturday, September 27, 2003 * 8:27 PM EDT USA
VC#2003-0009 Membership Certification
1. MEMBER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
1.1 LEVEL 1 There are no certification requirements to register as a member
of the At Large organization and to have access to the discuss lists and
web site forum. Level 1 members may join and post to moderated members only
mailing list(s), but with the condition that all subscribers must go
through the verification process within a defined amount of time after
joining or be removed from the mail list(s), such time limit defined in the
1.2 LEVEL 2 Members desiring to vote in polls and elections, to join
working groups and committees, to nominate or second a member for an
elected position within the organization, must be verified as a single
entity and a real person.
The method used for verification may be chosen by the member from those
currently approved and listed below A) through G), from time to time
amended. Only one of these requirements must be met in most cases, but if a
member's identity is challenged by another member, then the challenger may
request the Verification Committee to investigate further. In the event of
such a challenge, the Verification Committee will require the challenger to
provide supporting evidence for the challenge and may require both
challenger and challenged to meet a higher standard of verification, such
as required of a member standing for office and described below in Level 3.
Failing further verification, the Verification Committee will decertify the
Nominees for office are not required to post a photograph in the public
domain, but are encouraged to do so.
1.3. LEVEL 3 Members desiring to stand for appointment to an At Large
Committee or as a candidate for election, must meet the highest standard of
verification, from time to time amended. Currently this is either item A)
or B) below, or any THREE of items C), D), E), F) and G).
All members elected to office are required to post a photograph and a brief
biography in the public domain so that every member may know by whom they
are being represented.
2. VERIFICATION METHODS
A. Web of Trust - Proprietary and Internal B. Face-to-face Meeting with
Satisfactory Documentation C. History of Online Activity D. Financial
Transaction through Bank, Credit Card, or Payer Service E. Phone Call F.
Postal Mail Exchange G. Verified Member Referral
A) Web-of-Trust: Members may submit "trust certifications" of their
identity obtained from "trust certifiers" approved by the Verification
Committee. The Thawte Web of Trust is a currently approved third party
system that may be inspected at:
The Verification Committee anticipates that an internal WoT will be
developed over time as verified members interact with other verified
members and are able to meet with and verify other members.
B) Face-to-face: Members of the verification committee may meet with At
Large members where practical in order to determine the authenticity of a
member's single persona and existence as an identifiable person.
All those attending the meeting must show photo ID to the other(s).
Examples of acceptable ID would be a passport or driving license.
C) History of on-line activity: Members are requested to direct the
Verification Committee to their on-line presence and/or participation on
the Internet, or to references to on-line documents demonstrating their
D) Financial Transaction through Bank, Credit Card, or Payer Service:
Members are requested to authorize payment of a nominal sum, by electronic
means or otherwise, to a Verification Committee account through an approved
bank, credit card, or payer service that has verified the identify of that
member. Merely one example would be the transfer of a $1 using PayPal.
E) Phone call: Members are requested to provide a telephone number that a
member or members of the Verification Committee may call and speak directly
to the member.
F) Postal mail exchange: Members are requested to provide a postal mailing
address to which the Verification Committee may send a restricted delivery
letter enclosing a unique code to be E-mailed back to the Verification
Committee to confirm receipt.
G) Verified Member Referral Members are requested to provide the name and
contact details of at least one currently certified member who can vouch
for their identity and preferably two or more.
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
[ ] Abstain
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