[Foundation] voting results + meeting minutes

Iain Shigeoka iain.shigeoka at messaginglogic.com
Wed Oct 30 17:42:25 CST 2002


On 10/30/02 1:33 PM, "Matthias Wimmer" <m at tthias.net> 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:

> 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.

I agree that it's harsh but I think it's necessary to keep the membership
roll realistic. The primary reason to be a member is to vote so if you don't
vote, there doesn't seem to be much point in being a member. :)

In your particular case, I think the proper way to think of it is that your
membership has "lapsed due to inactivity". :) With a legitimate reason such
as illness causing the lapse, and a return from illness allowing you to
contribute to the community again, I think simply explaining such in your
re-application for membership should make you a shoe-in for being voted back
in on the next quarter.

In the meantime, rest, recuperate, and ease yourself back into things. I
hope you are feeling better!

-iain




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