[Members] limiting Editor Team members to XSF members

Peter Saint-Andre - &yet peter at andyet.net
Sat Oct 10 16:50:17 UTC 2015

Does that imply that the Infrastructure Team is in violation of the bylaws?

On 10/10/15 7:38 AM, Dave Cridland wrote:
> The editor work team is a "Work Team" as defined by the bylaws, so is
> restricted to XSF Members by that definition.
> Furthermore, "from among the XSF membership" says, to me, that it's
> restricted to members.
> The approval by Board was put there, as I recall, because Work teams are
> under the Board.
> See §8.3 in the bylaws.
> On 10 October 2015 at 14:44, Peter Saint-Andre - &yet <peter at andyet.net
> <mailto:peter at andyet.net>> wrote:
>     Recently Sam Whited (who is at the XMPP Summit right now)
>     volunteered to help with the Editor Team but was refused because he
>     is not a member of the XSF. Thinking about it further, I don't think
>     we defined the charter of the Editor Team correctly. It says:
>         Members of the work team shall be selected by the XMPP Council after
>         a call for volunteers from among the XSF membership, and shall be
>         approved by the XSF Board of Directors.
>     (Actually that doesn't even say that Editor Team members need to be
>     members of the XSF, so it was poorly worded in the first place!)
>     Contrast that text with what we have in the Infrastructure Team charter:
>         The team is limited to elected members of the XSF and invited others
>         at the discretion of the team. Participants are recruited from among
>         the XSF membership by the team lead and approved by a simple
>         majority of the existing team members.
>     I don't see a strong reason why the Editor Team charter needs to be
>     different on this point.
>     Peter
>     --
>     Peter Saint-Andre
>     https://andyet.com/

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