From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Nov 30 2004 - 15:56:44 CST
> This was in fact my question: will the amendment be
> passed automatically if there is a majority in favour, or does it go
> back for further discussion until a consensus is reached? You have
> clarified that the latter is true. And I am glad to hear it.
The relevant applicable clauses from the JTC 1 Directives are:
9.1.6 JTC 1 and its SCs shall pay special attention to negative
votes by P-members and shall attempt as far as possible
to resolve the underlying differences and achieve the maximum
level of approval.
9.4.3 Consideration of successive CDs/PDAMs/PDISPs/PDTRs (types 2
and 3) shall continue until the substantial support of the
P-members of the committee has been obtained or a decision
to abandon or defer the project has been reached.
Note that the terms "maximum level of approval" and "substantial
support" are deliberately left vague, to give the SCs the
room to garner what consensus they can, in the process of
working through revision of documents under ballot.
These procedures are used by dozens of SCs and their WGs in
JTC 1, and there is nothing peculiar or distinct in the way
they are applied in SC2/WG2 as regards ISO/IEC 10646 -- except
perhaps for the amount of heated discussion that individual
characters or scripts incorporated into amendments for
10646 sometimes garners.
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