[Foundation] Criteria, Voting, Membership What does it mean?

Julian Missig julian at jabber.org
Fri Mar 8 17:51:15 CST 2002

On Fri, 2002-03-08 at 18:38, Iain Shigeoka wrote:
> [snipped great discussion of lack of membership criteria]
> I have to admit to just now voting on new members.  I got about 5 votes in
> and realized I had absolutely no idea why I was accepting or rejecting
> applications.  Do they already need to have contributed?  Or is their desire
> to contribute enough?  Do we want to accept the most members or keep it as
> restrictive as possible?  What the heck do you get for being a member anyhow
> (or conversely why should we deny membership apriori)?

When I voted, I only voted for people who had contributed to the Jabber
community in some way (It's useful to use http://www.jabbersearch.org/
and plug in names or email addresses)

> On 3/8/02 12:55 PM, "Harold E. Gottschalk Jr." <heg at imissary.com> wrote:
> > Some ideas on membership types and expectation of members.
> > 
> > * Two-types of members, Voting and non-voting.
> > * Must belong to at least 1 interested group
> > 
> > This is not a long list, just a start, what are your feelings about this?
> I think we need some criteria.  I assume #2 is only important if you want to
> be a voting member?  Why would you want to be a non-voting member?  Do we
> even give out buttons or something?  Perhaps we should charge membership
> fees and hold dances.... :)  Seriously though, I do like the idea of having
> some sort of criteria for membership (to go along with our criteria for
> revoking it), and some idea of what members should do (beyond vote once
> every 3 election).

Well, right now the only important thing members do is vote, so as of
now there are no non-voting members, so it doesn't apply to this batch
of member-wannabes. Without any idea what non-voting members would do,
I'm against the concept of a non-voting JSF member. :)

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