[Foundation] membership, money, and meritocracy

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Wed Apr 2 03:06:57 CST 2003


> After we discuss this thoroughly, I will put together a more formal
> proposal (I hate to think what the Bylaws changes will look like).

Also what about the regular members that contribute to the mailing lists, if
I am not mistaken only really a core few (relatively) of the membership
actually contribute to the mailing lists assisting the development of
protocols that go through. But often are not acknowledged in the JEPs for
contributions they make, I don't thinks its very fair against them if you
kicked them out for not contributing code but who greatly contribute to
various JEPs, its all relative, you need to gauge peoples contributions
generally not just measure them in code output, there are as I see it a lot
of members who don't seem to contribute at all either in the mailing lists
or coding. If they were no longer members I think that would reduce the
membership numbers down by a lot, just look back at how many got gradually
removed a while back because of not participating in the regular votes, what
we really need is to extend the vote rule to include general contribution.

Richard





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