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

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Mar 12 22:47:08 UTC 2014


On 3/12/14, 4:06 PM, Dave Cridland wrote:
> On 12 March 2014 18:22, Mike Taylor <bear at bear.im <mailto:bear at bear.im>>
> wrote:
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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
>
>
> I'm obviously in favour, but I'll note that I interpreted "form" as a
> legal term in the sense of required elements rather than preformatted
> page boxes you fill in.
>
>      >
>      > "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
>
>
> I'm happy to modify the bylaws as well to disallow corporate entities.
> (Or rather, I'm happy for someone else to do it, and will grudgingly
> volunteer if nobody else wants to).

Having written, I think, all of the previous proposals to modify the 
bylaws, I'm happy to do so again.

Peter




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