[Foundation] membership accounting

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Jul 30 16:49:57 CDT 2003

That's the letter of the law. The spirit is that if a company goes over
the 15% limit, one of that company's employees should resign. At least,
so it seems to me.


On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 05:46:40PM -0400, Russell Davis wrote:
> actually if you read section 2.1 of the by-laws changes in employment
> status do not count until the member comes up for reelection. so if some
> applies and then changes to being employed by a company close to the 15%
> limit is doesn't matter.
> Russell
> On Wed, 2003-07-30 at 17:17, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > As a result of the foregoing changes, the JSF now has 81 members.
> > 
> > The company with the most members is Jabber Inc., which has 10 members
> > (including Thomas Muldowney and me, who are paid by Jabber Inc. to work
> > on the JSF, jabber.org, open source, and our standards efforts).
> > Section 2.1 of the JSF Bylaws states that no more than 15% of the
> > membership may be employed by any one company (i.e., no more than 12
> > people at our current membership level); thus Jabber, Inc. does not
> > exceed that threshold at this time. Further changes in the number of 
> > members or in employment status may of course trigger invocation of the 
> > rule from Section 2.1 of the Bylaws, and I will monitor that as usual.

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