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From Pierre Smits <>
Subject Re: Proposing for Apache Member?
Date Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:34:07 GMT
HI Rob,

Thank you for your prompt reply.

How would a ASF member become aware of potentials, if it weren't brought to
their attention by others? Should they read-up on every mailing list
available to establish such awareness for themselves? I don't regard such
as feasible.

I would say that bringing potentials to the awareness of ASF Members is
acceptable behaviour for anyone who has the Apache Way in his/her heart.

Like you could have guessed, I am not a member. Therefore, I don't have a
say in what the by-laws of the ASF must be. But, in the spirit of community
development - and the ASF is a community) we could set up a discussion
whether or not article 4.1 should be extended in such a way that
nominations by others (than members) can be submitted, and whether or not
such nominations should be accompanied by a notice of sponsorship by an
existing ASF Member.


Pierre Smits

Services & Solutions for Cloud-
Based Manufacturing, Professional
Services and Retail & Trade

On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 11:41 AM, Rob Vesse <> wrote:

> Pierre
> Not unless one/more of those contributors is themselves a Member/Officer
> of the ASF - see Sectopn 4.1 of the Bylaws
> ( which states the following:
> To be eligible for membership, a person or entity must be nominated by a
> current member of the corporation and must complete a written membership
> application in such form as shall be adopted by the Board of Directors
> from time to time
> Therefore contributors of a project can't directly, I guess they could
> talk to ASF members they know and suggest that person with the aim of
> getting a nomination but not being a member myself I'm not sure if that
> would be acceptable behaviour.  Ultimately ASF is a meritocracy and my
> personal impression based on people who I know of who've become members in
> the past couple of years is that to become a member you need to be active
> across the foundation (not just within a small part of it) for a prolonged
> period.
> One thing worth asking is why the community you are involved in feels the
> need to have someone be elected as a Member?
> Rob
> On 08/07/2014 09:43, "Pierre Smits" <> wrote:
> >Hi All,
> >
> >Is it possible that contributors of a project can propose a community
> >member to be elected as an Apache Member?
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >Pierre Smits
> >
> >*ORRTIZ.COM <>*
> >Services & Solutions for Cloud-
> >Based Manufacturing, Professional
> >Services and Retail & Trade
> >

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