[Foundation] membership accounting

Russell Davis rkdavis at burninghorse.com
Wed Jul 30 16:58:31 CDT 2003


probably :) although I haven't polished my armour or curried my white
stead recently so i'll assume the letter of the law and hope for the
spirit if we ever need rule 2.1 invoked.

Russell

On Wed, 2003-07-30 at 17:49, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 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.
> 
> Peter
> 
> 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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