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From: Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@g.o>
Subject: Upcoming elections
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 13:25:05 -0500
Stuart Herbert wrote: [Mon Apr 11 2005, 12:39:51PM CDT]
> Grant Goodyear wrote:
> | We need to start collecting members pretty soon.  My suggested
> | guidelines for membership are:
> |
> |   1. Members must be currently active Gentoo developers who have been
> |   developers for at least a year.
> 
> I'd prefer this to be all developers / documenters / infra monkeys who
> have completed their probation period.  It seems discriminatory to allow
> people to commit to the tree, but to not be eligible for membership of
> the Foundation.

The role of the foundation is to (a) protect Gentoo intellectual
property and (b) collect and disburse funds.  My thought was that both
tasks require a fairly deep understanding of Gentoo which a newly-minted
dev probably wouldn't have, but I'm certainly willing to listen to
arguments for why I'm wrong.

> |   2. Members must have requested membership.  If you don't want to be
> |   a member of the foundation, you shouldn't have to be.  (Indeed, the
> |   actual role of the foundation is quite limited.)
> 
> Why not put in place automatic membership for all developers /
> documenters / infra monkeys who have completed their probation period?

Well, right now the proposed bylaws require 1/3 of the members to be
present for voting to be valid, meaning over 100 people.  I'm
a tad worried that it would be very difficult to reach a quorum, and
that it would be even more difficult if people who did not necessarily
want to be involved in IP and budget issues are automatic members.

If you have a better solution, I'm certainly interested.

-g2boojum-
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