[Foundation] voting update

Iain Shigeoka iainshigeoka at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 8 01:13:49 CST 2002

On 3/7/02 9:25 PM, "Michael Bauer" <bauer at michaelbauer.com> wrote:

> I'm sorry, but I find it totally unacceptable to be a member and not vote
> on such an important issue as admitting new members.  If you're not going
> to participate then the honorable thing for you to do is resign.  Peter
> and others are busting their butts trying to move things forward.  A
> number of people have petitioned for new membership.  I'm inclined to
> advocate carte blanche admission of all of these new members.  At least
> they want to participate.  Get off your butts or get out.

I would tend to agree that voting on certain issues should be mandatory for
members (given enough warning).  We don't have that down though as a rule so
currently it is perfectly acceptable not to vote...  ;)  I'd tend to be
lenient on this one though because this is the first member vote, the first
time we've voted on inviting new members, and there is no well established
method for knowing when to vote, what we're voting on, and the schedule for
voting (at the very least, a web page with specific dates, procedures, etc
should be in place I think).


BTW - I'm one of the people who registered to vote but haven't yet so I
definitely fall into the category of the scorned.  In my defense though, it
is 11pm PST, and the Vote bot is unavailable...  Really.  I did try to vote.

Peter, any way to kick start it again?  :)

> On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> I'd like to thank the 34 JSF members who have voted so far on the new
>> applicants (you know who you are). Since we have 133 members and about 67
>> of those have accepted the subscription requests I sent from the voting
>> bot's account at memberbot at jabber.org, this means that 50% of JSF members
>> are eligible to vote ("registered" with memberbot) and 50% of the eligible
>> voters have voted. In other words 25% of the JSF membership has voted so
>> far. 
>> I'd definitely like to see those numbers go up but we can't force anyone
>> to vote. (Remember that the bylaws stipulate that if you miss three
>> consecutive votes, you are considered to have resigned your membership.) I
>> will re-send subscription requests to the JIDs I have on file for all JSF
>> members who have not already approved a subscription from memberbot, so
>> that you have one last chance. Since 7+ days of voting seems sufficient, I
>> would recommend that the voting period end on the date of our next online
>> conference, which is next Wednesday, 2002-03-13. If you have not voted by
>> the end of the day on the 13th, we'll consider that you have skipped this
>> voting round.
>> If you have any questions, please let me know.
>> Peter
>> --
>> Peter Saint-Andre
>> email+jabber: stpeter at jabber.org
>> weblog: http://www.saint-andre.com/blog/
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