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

Thomas Muldowney temas at box5.net
Fri Mar 8 17:58:13 CST 2002

Some amount of criteria would definately be good, but I'm not yet sure
about two types of members.

Just as a note, when I voted I had a few rules.  The applicant must have
posted on jdev in a development manner, jadmin in a helpful manner, or
one of the jig/foundation related lists in manner suiting that list. 
That was my primary criteria, I think I only accepted two people that
had not posted, and that was because they had a well laid out list of
how they wished to contribute.  Generally though, I found that if they
had posted on the lists they were a good pick.

I voted about 50% in.


On Fri, 2002-03-08 at 17:38, 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)?
> 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).
> -iain
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