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Re: [opensuse-project] openSUSE Membership: a general comment
  • From: "Benji Weber" <>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 13:51:37 +0000
  • Message-id: <d6b310ce0802100551u603184cdlf0898b34a21bce13@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 10/02/2008, Thomas Hertweck <Thomas.Hertweck@xxxxxx> wrote:
terms! Your own sentence cited above shows how obscure the situation now
is: you talk about "loose members" and "openSUSE members". Sorry, but I
think the approach you took wasn't such a good idea, and obviously other
people also stated that they feel somewhat uncomfortable. You shouldn't
have called your approach a "membership". In principle it comes down to
two questions: Can you measure contributions in an open community with
such a variety of people and skills in absolute terms (see my email to
Pascal)? And secondly, should you be allowed to change the definition of
"membership" although it has already been used over the last ten years
and it has gained a certain meaning?

You keep stating that you are unhappy with the terminology and
approach. If you can suggest an improvement to either than please
state it. It is difficult to understand your viewpoint when you are
only criticising and not suggesting alternatives. If you were the
board, what would you do? How would you allocate
addresses, how would you expand the set of people who are seen to
comprise and represent the openSUSE project to include non-Novell

It has been repeatedly stated by the board that the system can be
improved/adjusted as it grows. If your suggestions are good then
perhaps they can help.

Benjamin Weber
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