[Foundation] Draft Jabber Software Foundation Membership Qualification Requirements

Michael Bauer bauer at michaelbauer.com
Thu Mar 28 15:32:51 CST 2002


The "Associate Member" catagory is already accounted for as "Emeritus 
Members".

On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Harold E. Gottschalk Jr. wrote:

> Barry,
> 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
> membership. 
>  
> 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
> heg
> 
> -----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
> voting.
>  
> 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.
>  
> Regards
>  
> Barry
>  
>  
> 
> -----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
> it.
>  
> I would like to see some constructive criticism, additions, etc.
>  
> Thanks for your assistance in helping us define such a policy.
>  
> heg
> 
> 

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