[Members] Anonymous membership

Florian Schmaus flo at geekplace.eu
Sat Apr 11 17:26:08 UTC 2015


On 11.04.2015 06:27, Arc Riley 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.

I'd like to point out that there was a similar case in 2008

http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/meeting-minutes/xsf-member-meeting-2008-02-07/

http://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Solarius_Application_2008#About_my_anonimity

- Florian

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