[Foundation] voting results + meeting minutes

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Oct 30 15:41:38 CST 2002

Hallo Matthias,

It seems that I didn't remove you from the mailing list, though. ;)

Yes, this is harsh policy. The situation in August and September was not
typical, though (so many votes in a short period of time). From now on the
votes will only be once every quarter, from approximately the 10th of the
month until the 24th of the month in January, April, July, and October.
We will also have our annual meeting around the end of August every month.
If you miss three such meetings in a row, you'll be removed from the
membership. That's a lot of meetings to miss (especially because
electronic voting is available for about 2 weeks), and I think that
indicates a lack of commitment. When you realize that voting takes maybe 5
minutes, 5 votes a year means that you need to devote about half an hour a
year to the JSF in order to remain a member. We're not asking for much.
And only 2 members were purged this time out of 63 people. Anyone who is
purged is of course welcome to apply again, especially since the situation
in August and September was rather messy (I agree).

Now I need to look at the mailing list and make sure we don't have any
other non-members on it. ;)


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Matthias Wimmer wrote:

> Hi!
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> >The following JSF members did not vote this time nor the previous two
> >times; therefore they have been purged from the membership:
> >
> >Piers Herding
> >Eric Shattow
> >  
> >
> I think the JSF should think about this rule of pruging members. Maybe 
> it would good to inform the members before they are purged to give them 
> the possibility to tell if they have reasons for not voting.
> E.g. myself, I have been purged because I was not able for some weeks to 
> use a keyboard/type on it because I was ill.
> Tot kijk
>     Matthias
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