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

Laura Gill laura.gill at surevine.com
Thu Mar 13 09:17:20 UTC 2014


+1 to points suggested in Peter's first email
Laura Gill

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On 12 Mar 2014, at 18:22, Simon Tennant <simon at buddycloud.com> wrote:

> +1 on natural persons
> +1 on a form
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> S.
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> On 12 March 2014 18:31, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> 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.
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> 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:
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> "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."
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> -- http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/xsf-bylaws/
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> 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.
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> Peter
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