[Members] Anonymous membership

Ralph Meijer ralphm at ik.nu
Sat Apr 11 05:23:40 UTC 2015


On April 11, 2015 1:17:33 AM EDT, Ralph Meijer <ralphm at ik.nu> wrote:
>On April 11, 2015 12:27:44 AM EDT, Arc Riley <arcriley at gmail.com>
>wrote:
>>We have a person who is submitting an application to join the XSF
>under
>>a
>>nickname/alias:
>>
>>http://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Membership_Applications_Q2_2015
>>
>>Additionally, instead of submitting an application, they have simply
>>linked
>>to their wiki user page.
>>
>>I'm not sure if under the current bylaws this is permissible
>>logistically;
>>we cannot verify whether this person may already be an XSF member, who
>>their employer is, or if the person may legally become a member of a
>>corporation (eg, is an adult, etc).
>>
>>I'm all for people being able to participate in online discussions and
>>social media anonymously, or under whatever non-impersonating name
>they
>>choose, but membership in a legal corporation is an entirely different
>>matter.
>
>Hi,
>
>Agreed. There has been a good attempt at clarifying this in XEP-0345,
>and was on the Board agenda for a vote on their meeting of August 6
>2015 [1]. As can be read from the logs (there are not minutes of this
>meeting), there were some technical issues with the text, and I
>motioned to have the author (Dave Cridland) to propose new text for
>them. As far as I know, this hasn't happened yet, but we should fix
>this. I'm putting it on the Board agenda for our next meeting.
>
>[1] <http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2014-08-06/#15:37:16>
>
>-- 
>ralphm

August 6 2014, of course. Also, I suggest the Board /also/ discusses the application itself, as per the text in this proposal, even if it hasn't been accepted itself (yet).
-- 
ralphm
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