Re: New GNOME Foundation Members
- From: Ruben Vermeersch <ruben savanne be>
- To: Philip Van Hoof <pvanhoof gnome org>
- Cc: foundation-list <foundation-list gnome org>, sbalneav ltsp org, evins snaught com
- Subject: Re: New GNOME Foundation Members
- Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 13:38:35 +0100
On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 13:34 +0100, Philip Van Hoof wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 13:31 +0100, Ruben Vermeersch wrote:
> > On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 13:24 +0100, Philip Van Hoof wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 11:45 +0100, Ruben Vermeersch wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 2010-02-11 at 10:31 -0300, Bruno Boaventura wrote:
> > >
> > > > Dear membership committee,
> > > >
> > > > Could you at least include a small description of these people when
> > > > sending out these announcements (it's part of the application,
> > > > copy-paste!)? I'd love to welcome them and collaborate with those that
> > > > work in related areas, but unfortunately I don't know all of them.
> > > >
> > > > I've been bringing this point up since GUADEC 2008 in Istanbul and I
> > > > still haven't seen any response to it. It's a two minute effort, but it
> > > > would make the integration of new members so much nicer.
> > > >
> > > > Is this possible please, or will I have to complain about this again in
> > > > six months?
> > >
> > > Why don't we ask the new members to give a short introduction
> > > themselves?
> > That has been suggested before and it never happens. Only rarely does a
> > new member introduce himself/herself (kudos to them).
> Okay, that's easy to solve.
> We just make it a requirement for becoming a foundation member. And we
> document this requirement on the live pages and in a welcome mail.
> If they don't introduce themselves, we just unmember them a few days
Why go through all the hassle if we can just copy/paste the description
they already wrote :-) (also, the membership process can take some time,
does it mean we should stay home and monitor our mailboxes to watch out
for the 7-days introduction warning?)
> I'm guessing the foundation board can make a decision about this? It
> doesn't sound to me like something we need to do a vote on ;)
Yeah, I just want some statement. A no is fine as well, as long as it
has a good reason. I've mentioned this quite a few times already now but
I never got a decent reply.
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