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From Pierre Smits <pierre.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposing for Apache Member?
Date Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:44:44 GMT
All,

Taking into consideration that nominate and propose - in general and in
this context - mean the same and that any contributor can propose
potentials for ASF Membership, shouldn't the by-laws of the Foundation
reflect this?

Regards,

Pierre Smits

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On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 8:48 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com>
wrote:

> Yes, of course a community member can propose a member. As Rob says, the
> nomination and election has to be done by the Members, but not all projects
> have existing members acting as the eyes and ears.
>
> Of course, not having members in a project community shouldn't impact the
> project since it is self-managing and membership is only a foundational
> level thing. Nevertheless, the membership needs to be a good cross-section
> of our project communities.
>
> If a community member feels someone is being overlooked a mail to
> private@community.apache.org will reach people who can add notes to the
> member watch list.
>
> This is the right list for discussing what we look for in members.
>
> Sent from my phone - please forgive brevity and typos
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Rob Vesse" <rvesse@dotnetrdf.org>
> Sent: ‎7/‎8/‎2014 10:42
> To: "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Proposing for Apache Member?
>
> Pierre
>
> Not unless one/more of those contributors is themselves a Member/Officer
> of the ASF - see Sectopn 4.1 of the Bylaws
> (http://apache.org/foundation/bylaws.html#4.1) 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" <pierre.smits@gmail.com> 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 <http://www.orrtiz.com>*
> >Services & Solutions for Cloud-
> >Based Manufacturing, Professional
> >Services and Retail & Trade
> >http://www.orrtiz.com
>
>
>
>
>

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