[DRAFT 1] Article 3: Membership

Ean R . Schuessler ean at novare.net
Fri Mar 26 22:09:46 UTC 1999

On Thu, Mar 25, 1999 at 05:18:42PM -0500, Nils Lohner wrote:
>    The contributing membership will expire two years from the date of 
> issue of the membership.  The member will be notified one month before the 
> expiration of the membership and will be asked to send a renewal 
> application with a list of projects or free software related activities 
> that they have participated in within the last two years.  If the 
> membership is not renewed, the member status will be downgraded to a 
> non-contributing member.  To again become a contributing member at a later 
> time, the person can simply follow the renewal process.

You realize, of course, that with a membership of 50,000 (which I consider
conservative) we would probably end up authenticating some 2,000 renewals
per month. I have grave concerns regarding our ability to create a 
membership infrastructure that is able to actually assess the participation
of potential members in various free software projects. Perhaps some sort
of "vouching scheme" would be possible, but is obviously fairly easily

Ean Schuessler                Director of Strategic Weapons Systems
Novare International Inc.        A Devices that Kill People company
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