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On 2008.04.18 19:09, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
> From the previous mails, my understanding is that the point about
> membership to the Foundation is not to be discussed on this meeting,
> but on a later date. Am I correct?
> Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto
> Gentoo- forums/userrel/Sparc/KDE
The topic will not be avoided. I expect it to come up under the Bylaws
section of the agenda but I doubt if any firm decisions will be made
other than to 'fix the membership rules'.
My preference is to get a set of bylaws that the trustees can
unanimously agree to adopt so we can move on. The bylaws can be fine
I have a vested interest in the definition of a "full developer" I want
to propose something like "Gentoo developers become members of the
Gentoo Foundation on the first anniversary of their join date, as held
in the individuals LDAP record." That makes it nice and unambiguous
for election officials. It also defines developers as anyone who has an
and "Foundation membership ceases at the close of the trustee election
following the members retirement from the project."
I don't want serving trustees retired unless they resign from the
Foundation separately under its bylaws.
I did consider something to allow trustees to vote to extend membership
but its not needed. Trustees can appoint officers, that's good enough
(and less controversial). Anyone can be an officer.
Its probably a controversial subject with opinions shaped by
discussions on a mailing list rather than on IRC.
I like the sound of your Gentoo elections project. Maybe the Foundation
needs to appoint a team of returning officers, whose job would be just
that. That's a little 'tongue in cheek' but not completely. It could be
the first step in the Foundation actively taking on some of the non
technical tasks presently managed by the council. That was one of the
long term goals in my manifesto.
(NeddySeagoon) a member of
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