[Members] updated memberlist

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Fri Sep 9 12:21:11 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 1:17 PM, Florian Zeitz <florob at babelmonkeys.de> wrote:
> Am 09.09.2011 13:32, schrieb Alexander Gnauck:
>>     On Thu Sep  8 17:20:16 2011, Alexander Gnauck wrote:
>>         I have not removed Nathanael Fritz because he is a council
>>         member and
>>         Nicolas Vérité who is a board member.
>>     Can we even do that?
>> I don't know. There is nothing in the bylaws for this corner case.  This
>> is why I want to put it for discussion here.
>>     The only loophole I see that we could have used would be to assume
>>     that sitting members of Council and/or Board were presumed to be
>>     implicitly reapplying; however we would have still needed to vote on
>>     those reapplications.
>> I think we need changes to the bylaws.
>> We could also extend automatically the membership for another 12 month
>> when a member is voted into council.
>> Alex
> As much as I like to have Fritzy in the council I disagree.
> There have been many complaints lately about members failing to perform
> their duties (voting in that case). I think reapplying is one of them if
> you want to retain your membership.
> I'd think that the council should not be preempted from that rule, but
> would be expected to abide by it, more so than anyone else.
> I.e. if not even council members manage to reapply how can we expect it
> of the other members? (Assuming they have some kind of role model function)

FWIW, Fritzy not reapplying was deliberate rather than accidental -
although he believed the Council term to have ended at the same time
the membership period ended. I don't think there's any scope in the
bylaws for making someone a member who didn't apply and I don't think
we should try to find one.


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