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Participation in The Open Group Forums and Work Groups is governed by the Open Group Standards Process, and the respective charter (if any), of the relevant Forum or Work Group, including any principles contained in such charter. In the case of participation in Open Group email lists, teleconference, or face-to-face meetings, the following code of conduct (“Code of Conduct”) shall also apply. If YOU participate in the Forums or Work Groups in any way, your participation will be deemed to be your acceptance of the Standards Process, charter and the Code of Conduct, together referred to as “the Rules of The Open Group”. In the event that you do not accept the Rules of The Open Group, please DO NOT PARTICIPATE further in any Forum or Work Group, and notify the relevant Forum or Work Group Chair of such non-acceptance.
When using these mailing lists, or participating in chaired teleconference meetings, or chaired face-to-face meetings, please follow these rules:
For email exchanges:-
For chaired teleconferences, or chaired face-to-face meetings:-
If an individual of a member organization violates the Rules of The Open Group, the following steps may be taken by The Open Group, as appropriate:
Breaches of the Rules of The Open Group shall be reported to The Open Group management by the Forum Chair, (or all Forum Co-Chairs acting together). In the event of a breach occurring in a committee, Working Group or other sub-group of a Forum or Work Group, such breach should be reported to the relevant Forum or Work Group Chair by the chair of such sub-group.
In the event of a suspension, the suspended individual’s member organization may assign an alternate representative to the Forum. When the suspended period is up, the offender may resume participation with full privileges, or the alternate representative may be confirmed as the permanent representative.
A second suspension by the same individual will result in permanent suspension of the individual. In such case, the relevant member organization may appoint a new representative to the Forum. If the new member representative continues to violate the principles of the Forum, the member organization itself may be suspended.
The Forum or Work Group Chair shall report any breaches of the Rules of The Open Group to the VP, Membership and Events, who shall within 7 working days, decide on the sanction for such breach in her absolute discretion, and notify the individual (and relevant Forum or Work Group Chair) accordingly.
In the event that the individual in breach wishes to appeal against the sanction decided upon by the VP, Membership & Events – such individual shall, within 7 working days, submit a written appeal (email is acceptable) containing the reasons for appeal to the President & CEO of The Open Group for consideration. In the event of such appeal, the President & CEO of The Open Group shall reject or accept the appeal and confirm, amend, or lift any sanction previously imposed.