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

Piers Harding piers at ompa.net
Tue Mar 12 12:44:13 CST 2002

Yes - this is an excellent idea.  I for one was stuck a bit for rules/guidelines for voting for candidates.

Thanks Peter.  As ever you are allways going the extra mile to make things work :-).


On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 12:34:16PM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > One of the things that we did mention initially when we formed the JSP was 
> > that we would be basing it on the likes of the Apache Software Foundation 
> > and the GNOME foundation. Maybe it would be helpful for us to kinda take a 
> > look at their approaches to these issues. I am sure they have both dealt 
> <snip/>
> > Ragavan
> Great suggestion. Here is how Apache accepts members 
> (http://www.apache.org/foundation/faq.html#joining):
> ******
> The Apache Software Foundation is a meritocracy, which means that in order
> to become a member you must first be actively contributing to one or more
> of the Foundation's collaborative projects. New candidates for membership
> are nominated by an existing member and then put to vote; a majority of
> the existing membership must approve a candidate in order to the candidate
> to be accepted.
> ******
> I like the fact that you need to be nominated. Other parts of their FAQ
> are valuable as well.
> Still reading....
> Peter
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