Future plans

Hi guys

Our work was not well-structured lately and we need to organize
ourselves. Here's my attempt to do so...

I'd like to know who can work on what in the next weeks. There are some
tasks that need to be addressed:
  1. process the remaining applications
  2. prepare the referendum about "anonymous voting"
  3. recruit new people into the committee
  4. build the new infrastructure for handling memberships
  5. talk with the board about one-year membership and some other stuff

I've done most of 1. There is one new application and an "old" one that
needs some more information before being processed. Can someone finish

2 is definitely a top priority. But we need to work on it. I won't be
able to do anything about that in the next 2 or 3 weeks. Any volunteer?

I'm working on 3 right now. See next mail.

AFAIK, Eric is working on 4. He may need some help. What's the status
I remember seeing a french project that does more or less what we want:
A demo is available here:

As for 5, we definitely need to discuss with the board. Glynn is
listening here and I'm sure he's eager to help us. Right now, here's
what I'd like to discuss:
  * one-year membership
  * all renewals on the same date (=> it will ease our work because we
    won't need to track every renewal)
  * what is the exact status of the committee? This is not clear for me:
    we have an official role, but how are the members of the committee
    chosen? How does it work? I don't want to add bureaucracy, but we
    need some clear rules.
  * recently, I've seen people asking for membership because they want a
    gnome.org e-mail address. This is not good.
  * how can we make more people vote?
The last two points can be linked to this impression: I believe people
think they have to be a member of the foundation to be a member of the
GNOME community. So they ask for membership, but they don't seem to care
about the foundation... I don't think that's a good thing.

I'd like to hear what you think of those points before discussing about
this with the board, because those are my personal opinions and not the
opinions of the committee. And what I want to do is discuss with the
board from the committee point of view (and not mine).
IIRC, Eric agreed that the first two points were valid.



Les gens heureux ne sont pas presses.

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