[Foundation] a simple reform

Matthew A. Miller linuxwolf at outer-planes.no-ip.COM
Fri Apr 11 10:16:48 CDT 2003

I can't remember the exact wording in the current by-laws (and am too 
lazy/tired to look it up right now (-: ), but are there any time limits 
enforcing "membership cap" compliance?

If not, I'd like to propose the following be added or considiered:

"The (lack of a better word) 'offending' company be given a period 10 
business days to comply with the membership limit, or the JSF Board will 
decide which members to remove in their stead."

The "non-compliance" period could be more or less than 10, but this 
seems to be the "magic number", especially with many of my employers' 

Also, we could have a general membership vote, but (A) that would take 
another 20 or so days to happen, (B) adds more work for our lathering 
Executive Director, and (C) seems an appropriate resposibility of the Board.

Sound fair?

-  LW

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 09:52:24AM -0500, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 03:31:51PM +0100, Richard Dobson wrote:
>>>Yea if the whole membership expires who will be left to vote people back in
>>>:), plus there maybe a problem created if the membership numbers go below a
>>>certain threshold level (the rule where only a certain percentage of the
>>>membership maybe made up of people from a particular company).
>>Well, I don't think the whole membership would expire at once, since 
>>we'd stagger the re-applications. We might lose a fairly large number of
>>members when we ask the original members (now 47 of them) to reapply,
>>but we had a similar experience last September and it wasn't the end of
>>the world. :)
> As to the question of the maximum percentage of members from any one
> company, I think we'll deal with that as needed -- if the number of
> members drops enough that now a certain company is above the threshold
> (right now that company would be Jabber Inc., but in the future it could
> some other company), we'll simply contact that company and ask them to
> have one or two of their members resign. Them's the breaks. :)
> Peter
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