[Members] updated memberlist
Matthew A. Miller
linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Fri Sep 9 13:49:02 UTC 2011
On Sep 9, 2011, at 06:46, Kurt Zeilenga wrote:
> On Sep 9, 2011, at 5:17 AM, Florian Zeitz wrote:
>> 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.
> And having auto-membership introduces other problems.
> Assume a person re-running doesn't reapply because they assume it comes with council membership. But then they don't get voted in. So now they are neither on council or have a general membership. One can argue that simply too bad for them.
> I argue that having implied membership (or overloaded votes) is really a bad thing. Membership should only be established (and maintained) by direct vote. For this reason, I oppose a by-law change to grant membership other than direct vote.
I also agree that implicit membership is a bad idea.
> I suggest that the council membership be changed to require membership to run for the office.
The bylaws already require that a council member must be an XSF member.
> If a sitting council or current membership thinks it really bad to have a council member with an expired membership, they can take other action to remove the council remember. So I don't see any need for auto-removal on membership expiration. I have no problem whatsoever with Fritz serving out his term.
I seem to recall a similar situation happened before, and that person was no longer a council member after their lapse in membership. Maybe we didn't like or respect that person as much as Fritzy.
In this case, I think the point is moot, assuming Kev speaks for Fritzy (which I fully trust he does here) (-:
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