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Merge pull request #9 from padraic/workflow-bylaw-sponsor

Affirm that Sponsors may contribute to a PSR (-ambiguity)
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@@ -15,17 +15,26 @@ to see the PSR through the review process. The Editor(s) are not required to be
PHP-FIG. If the Editor(s) of a proposal are missing for more than 60 days without notice then
the Sponsors may agree upon a new Editor. An Editor is assumed to also be a Contributor to a PSR.
-**Sponsor:** A voting member who officially supports a proposal. Each PSR MUST have two Sponsors.
-A Sponsor MAY NOT be the Editor or listed as a Contributor, but there is of course nothing stopping a Sponsor
+**Sponsor:** Any one of two voting members who have agreed to sponsor a proposed PSR.
+Each PSR MUST have two Sponsors. A Sponsor MAY NOT be an Editor but MAY otherwise contribute
+in the normal way to a PSR. A Sponsor MAY step down to become an Editor for a PSR by posting a
+message to the Mailing List. In this case, a new replacement Sponsor MUST be found for the PSR
+to continue. Should a vote be underway, and a recorded Sponsor for that PSR objects on the basis
+that they are inactive or not a valid Sponsor, this objection SHOULD be made on the Mailing List
+and voting for that PSR WILL immediately be invalidated until such time as a replacement Sponsor
+has been put in place. A proposal can never progress unless there are two Sponsors actively
+sponsoring the proposed PSR. Each Sponsor MUST confirm their sponsorship of a PSR via individual
+email to the Mailing List and a PSR will NOT be deemed sponsored until those emails are delivered.
+
+A Sponsor MAY NOT be the Editor or be listed as a Contributor, but there is of course nothing stopping a Sponsor
from contributing. A Sponsor MAY step down to become the Editor or a Contributor for a PSR by posting a message
to the Mailing List. In this case, a new Sponsor must be found. Should a vote be underway with a sponsor who
does not consider themselves active listed in the meta document, they should raise an objection on the Mailing
-List. The vote will then be invalidated until a new sponsor has been put in place. A proposal can never
-progress unless there are two sponsors actively backing the PSR.
+List. The vote will then be invalidated until a new sponsor has been put in place.
> Requiring two Sponsors instead of just prevents a single sponsor from making important decisions alone.
-**Coordinator:** One of the Sponsors is the Coordinator, and this must be decided between the Sponsors early on.
+**Coordinator:** One of the two required Sponsors is the Coordinator, and this must be decided between the Sponsors early on.
The Coordinator is in charge of the voting process. He notes the starting and ending dates, the number of voting
members at the start of the vote, and the quorum count needed. He sends out reminders by whatever means he feels
appropriate to drive the vote. At the end of the voting period, he tallies the votes, notes if quorum was
@@ -36,8 +45,8 @@ established, and whether or not the application was accepted.
**Contributor:** Anyone who has contributed significantly to the PSR. That may include sending in a pull
request during the Pre-Draft or Draft stages, offered significant and meaningful reviews, former Editors, etc.
In case of dispute, the Editor and Coordinator are responsible for determining whether a particular
-individual qualifies as a Contributor. The significance is at the discression of the Editor(s) and Sponsors. If
-somebody feels their contributions are going without attribution they should contact the Editor(s), or a Sponsor,
+individual qualifies as a Contributor. The significance is at the discretion of the Editor(s) and Sponsors. If
+somebody feels their contributions are being performed without attribution they should contact the Editor(s), or a Sponsor,
and failing that as a last resort post a thread on the Mailing List saying so.
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