[Foundation] Draft Jabber Software Foundation Membership Qualification Requirements

Harold E. Gottschalk Jr. heg at imissary.com
Thu Mar 28 14:36:50 CST 2002

I have the nominating requirement on the issues to resolve list, so we
have that seconded to resolve.
I like the "Continuing" word instead of Renewing. The voting requirement
is our current policy which I find it is fine as a part of a
comprehensive set of requirements to continue your membership.  I think
that a bi-yearly review of a members participation is valuable for the
foundation and the member.  It places a larger commitment on a member
and would therefore assist the foundation by adding expectations of the
Maybe we should have two kinds of members, current members become voting
members, members that are unable to commit to the foundation constantly
could be associate members.  What do you Barry and the rest of the group
think of that?
Great Input, Thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: members-admin at jabber.org [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org] On
Behalf Of Barry G. Lee
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 11:08 AM
To: members at jabber.org
Subject: RE: [Foundation] Draft Jabber Software Foundation Membership
Qualification Requirements

Well done Harold
I would like to put forward two changes for consideration.
1: In the who is eligible section. Remove "nominated by an existing
member and then". If there is a membership committee, they will weed out
people who are simply joiners and no potential contribution to JSF. This
would not preclude recommendations from an existing member at time of
2: Replace the entire "Renewing your membership" with the following:
    "Continuing your membership
    Membership in the Jabber Software Foundation is ongoing as long as
the member stays active. An active member is one who does not miss three
consecutive votes in the Jabber Software Foundation. If the member
misses three consecutive votes, their membership in the jabber Software
Foundation will be automatically terminated. Former members may file a
new application for membership".
Note: The process for renewal as first suggested would be very time
consuming for a membership committee and by using the proposed change
would give participation to only active members. The membership
committee would be dealing only with new applications.

-----Original Message-----
From: members-admin at jabber.org [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org] On
Behalf Of Harold E. Gottschalk Jr.
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 12:28 PM
To: members at jabber.org
Subject: [Foundation] Draft Jabber Software Foundation Membership
Qualification Requirements

I have completed the first draft of the membership requirements.  Please
find it on http://www.jabber.org/proposed/heg-idea.html for your review.
I took the basic text from Gnome and added some of our discussions to
I would like to see some constructive criticism, additions, etc.
Thanks for your assistance in helping us define such a policy.

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