1 - Organization
1.1 The name of the organization shall be Native Language Internet
Consortium or NLIC and such organization shall be a non-profit
2 - Purpose
2.1 Native Language Internet Consortium or NLIC has been formed
for the purposes as set out as follows:
collaborate for the global promotion of internet multilingualism
through a variety of potential channels
such as but not limited to, inter-governmental organizations, national
governments, global and regional
non-governmental and/or civil organizations as well as business
and academic communities;
support effective global distribution and implementation of ¡°Keyword
referred to as ¡°Identifiers¡±
through necessary and appropriate policies and planning;
contribute actively, through rigorous and advanced research, in
order to formulate and develop best
practices which may lead to global standardization of identifiers;
facilitate the regular and routine exchange of ideas which may include
engineering inputs as well as
business contributions for the purposes of continuously improving
the security and stability of identifiers'
operation via multiple venues;
working with certain countries that may be less developed than others
in order to study their needs
for a local language internet system; and
working in good faith for the purposes of overcoming any potential
3 - Membership
3.1 Membership to Native Language Internet Consortium or NLIC shall
be open to all relevant entities which includes but not limited
to business organizations, academia, governments, civil societies,
3.2 All membership applications shall be reviewed and final decisions
for any approval of any membership applications shall be at the
sole discretion of the Board of Directors.
3.3 All memberships may be terminated by the General Assembly at
its sole discretion.
4 - General Assembly
4.1 The General Assembly of NLIC shall consist of members who have
been approved in accordance with Article 3 herein.
4.2 The General Assembly shall hold a General Assembly Meeting
every fourth quarter of every year for the purpose of discussing
and approving or disapproving matters regarding any amendment to
the bylaws, annual plans and reports and the election and/or removal
of any members of the board of directors.
4.3 A quorum for the General Assembly Meeting shall exist if at
least, the lesser of, thirty (30%) of the members or six (6) members
are present in person or by proxy at the beginning of such General
Assembly Meeting. If the quorum is not present, then the General
Assembly Meeting shall be rescheduled with the same agenda.
4.4 In the case of the election of directors and officers of Native
Language Internet Consortium or NLIC, provided that the quorum is
present as set out in Article 4.3 above, any voting with regard
to the election of such directors and officers shall be done by
anonymous ballots. However, if the General Assembly unanimously
agrees, then the voting may be done by a show of hands.
4.5 It is understood that all subject matters to be discussed at
the General Assembly Meeting shall be announced in advance of such
General Assembly Meeting except in the case of relevant impromptu
actions which the General Assembly members agree to discuss during
5 - Board of Directors
5.1 The Board of Directors shall consist of between five (5) to
ten (10) directors, all of whom shall be elected in accordance with
Article 4.4 above.
5.2 Each director of the Board of Directors shall be appointed
for a term of two (2) years.
5.3 The Board of Directors shall manage the consortium in accordance
with the decisions made by the General Assembly.
5.4 The Board of Directors shall hold a regularly scheduled meeting
at least twice a year and a quorum for the Board of Directors meeting
shall exist if there is at least half of all the directors are present
in person, proxy or via teleconference at the beginning of such
meeting. If it is the case that such quorum is not satisfied, then
the Board of Directors meeting shall be rescheduled with the same
5.5 The Board of Directors shall be responsible for electing a Chairman
of the Board and Vice Chairman of the Board.
5.6 It shall be the role of the Chairman of the Board to carry
out the following responsibilities:
presenting at each annual General Assembly Meeting an annual plan
and a report with regard to Native
Language Internet Consortium or NLIC;
appointing all committees, temporary or permanent upon the prior
approval of the Board of Directors;
undertake that all relevant books, reports, and certificates required
by the relevant law are properly
maintained and filed.
If it is the case that the Chairman of the Board is unable to fulfill
or carry out the responsibilities as set out in this Article 5.6,
then it shall be the responsibility of the Vice Chairman to carry
out such responsibilities in the stead of the Chairman of the Board.
6 - Officers
6.1 There shall be one initial officer who shall hold the title
of Executive Director of the Secretariat and such Executive Director
of the Secretariat role shall be that of a Chief Executive officer.
6.2 The Board of Directors shall elect such Executive Director
of the Secretariat.
6.3 The Executive Director of the Secretariat shall carry out the
shall foremost facilitate and support the Board of Director's duties
and responsibilities; and
shall be responsible for all administrative affairs such as but
not limited to:
(i) being one of the officers
who is authorized to sign checks or any document drafts of Native
Internet Consortium or NLIC;
(ii) being the official custodian
of all relevant records and seals;
(iii) being responsible for
maintaining all relevant minutes and records in appropriate books;
(iv) being responsible for
filing any relevant certificates required by the relevant governmental
(v) being responsible for exercising
all the relevant duties which are incident to the role of treasurer;
(vi) being responsible for
maintaining and carrying out the administrative powers which are
construed as belonging to a Chief Executive Officer of an organization.
7 - Committees
7 All committees of this organization shall be approved by the
Board of Directors for a term of two (2) years unless terminated
earlier. Upon necessity of continuation, a committee's term shall
be extended for one full replica cycle.
8 - Dissolution
8 The organization shall be dissolved only by two
thirds of the General Assembly voting pursuant to Article 4 above.
Upon dissolution, any remaining net assets of Native Language Internet
Consortium or NLIC shall be distributed solely to other non-profit
organizations by the vote of the General Assembly in accordance
with Article 4 above.
9 If it is the case that these By-Laws are altered, amended, and/or
repealed, it shall only be done by an affirmative vote of at least
half of all the members of the General Assembly members who are present
at the relevant General Assembly Meeting.
9 - Amendments