[Members] Fwd: [Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Form of Membership Applications

Mike Taylor bear at bear.im
Wed Mar 12 18:22:52 UTC 2014


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On 03/12/2014 01:31 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> On 2/26/14, 12:49 PM, Dave Cridland wrote:
>> This is relevant to all members.
>> 
>> Like all new submissions, it's purely a personal proposal at this
>> stage, and so has no force whatsoever.
>> 
>> If and when nobody on the Board objects to it, it'll then become 
>> Experimental - again, like all new XEPs - which means it still
>> has no force, but we (the members) will own it, and be be
>> actively working to get it into a shape where the Board can
>> Approve it, making it Active.
>> 
>> Once Active, it *will* have force, and its title is a reference
>> to a passage in the by laws which discusses membership
>> applications.
>> 
>> Therefore, please read and discuss.
> 
> Sorry about the delayed reply.
> 
> I think it would be helpful for us to provide a form of membership 
> application since that is mentioned in the bylaws:

+1 to this and I feel that the XEP can be the place to set the items
required

> 
> "to be eligible for membership, a person, corporation,
> organization, or other entity must complete a written membership
> application in such form as shall be adopted by the Board of
> Directors from time to time."
> 
> -- http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/xsf-bylaws/
> 
> I was surprised to see (or remember) that the bylaws allow
> membership by entities other than natural persons. I will propose
> separately that we modify the bylaws to allow only natural persons
> to be members. This will simplify the Form of Membership
> Application a bit.

also +1

> 
> Peter
> 
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