[Members] Section 2.6 proposed change

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Thu Mar 17 08:33:33 CST 2011


On Thu Mar 17 14:16:21 2011, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> On 3/17/11 5:12 AM, Dave Cridland wrote:
> > I'd like to propose a change to section 2.6, to make it more  
> draconian.
> > The problem is that because we typically have four meetings a  
> year,
> > missing only three of them essentially makes it very hard to drop  
> off
> > the membership, since you'll only have three meetings to miss  
> prior to
> > reapplication anyway.
> >
> > Therefore, my proposal is to change "three (3)" to "two (2)" in  
> section
> > 2.6.
> 
> In security parlance, what's the attack here? I don't see a strong  
> need
> to tighten the requirements here, but I'm open to argument. :)

On closer inspection, we have 5 meetings per year, so you miss one:

January: Join XSF.
April: Ignore meeting.
July: Ignore meeting.
September: Ignore Council/Board meeting. --> Termination.
October: [Missed; not a member]
January: Rejoin XSF.

However, it you vote once per year - in any meeting other than your  
own repplication - then §2.6 cannot apply, with the exception that  
(in the case above) voting in April only would mean you were ejected  
just in time to make your January reapplication an application  
instead.

Just seems we could be tighter here without losing anything - §2.6 as  
written is largely toothless.

After the last meeting, where we only just scraped toegether a  
quorum, I think it'd be useful to tighten up the membership  
requirement.

Dave.
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