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ByLaws of NLIC

Article 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 organization.



Article 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 Lookup¡± hereinafter
      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 obstacles.


Article 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, and individuals.

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.



Article 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 such meeting.



Article 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 agenda.

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; and

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.


Article 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 following responsibilities:

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           Language 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             authorities;

      (v) being responsible for exercising all the relevant duties which are incident to the role of             treasurer; and

      (vi) being responsible for maintaining and carrying out the administrative powers which are             reasonably construed as belonging to a Chief Executive Officer of an organization.



Article 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.



Article 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.



Article 9 - Amendments

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.
 
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