Re: [part 2] Article 3: Membership
In message <19990325012521.D12001@debian.org>, Joseph Carter writes:
>> - becoming a contributing member
>> The applicant must apply for a contributing membership and include a
>> list of projects or free software related activities that they have
>> participated in (including what they have done) within the last two
>> (more may be included if desired). This will be reviewed by the
>> membership committee.
>> [should we define more tangible criteria here (or in the membership
>> committee charter) or leave it a little open ended? how significant a
>> contribution should it be (point from iwj email)??]
>I'm really more interested in who decides what is "significant" if we
>leave it open ended. I think perhaps reference to another document might
>be good here as well--not so much because of the chance of revision but
>because of the likelyhood this will be read over the Internet on a web
>page and if we are going to have hyperlinks we may as well use them in a
>way which is going to promote readability of the finished product.
That should be defined in the membership committee charter.
>> - term of membership
>> - renewal of membership
>I think this is a good idea, actually. Do you think two years is a good
>time length or is one year a better time frame? Either one is fine with
Two years. One year rolls around too soon, and I also think that there's
the potential for someone to take time off from free software work
(work/personal issues etc.) so I think 2 years is just right. Keeps the
workload down on the membership committee too. Remember- they're
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