[Members] Membership Application period Q1 2018

Guus der Kinderen guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 12:11:15 UTC 2018

On 4 January 2018 at 17:09, Daniel Pocock <daniel at pocock.pro> wrote:

> On 02/01/18 15:33, Alexander Gnauck wrote:
> > I have created the membership application page for Q1 2018 at:
> > https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Membership_Applications_Q1_2018
> >
> I'd like to reapply but I can't log in to the wiki, maybe my account was
> lost after the wiki problems.
That's likely the cause. If you let me know what username you prefer, I'll
create a new account for you.

> Also, is it really necessary for everybody to go through this process
> every year or can some mechanism be used to automatically validate
> people?  E.g. if somebody's name has appeared on a mailing list, if
> their blog is syndicated on planet.jabber.org or if they made a
> contribution to the wiki then that could qualify them to remain a member
> We already have such a system to automatically track contributions in
> Debian, for example:
> https://contributors.debian.org/
> https://contributors.debian.org/contributor/pocock@debian/
To be honest, I'd think the time invested to discuss and implement the
change would outweigh the effort needed for the process that we have now.

> Regards,
> Daniel
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