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Re: [opensuse-project] Proposal: Reforming openSUSE Membership To Better Reflect Our Ethos
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:20:14 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.21.1802120016270.13255@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Sunday, 2018-02-11 at 11:14 +0100, Richard Brown wrote:

On 11 February 2018 at 10:13, Carlos E. R. <> wrote:

On Saturday, 2018-02-10 at 18:06 +0100, Richard Brown wrote:

Seems good to me.

I have doubts about one part, though:

* openSUSE Members will retain all of the rights, benefits, and
responsibilities they do today (Voting, Emails/Cloaks Recalling the
Board, etc)
* Any openSUSE contributor can apply to be a Member
* The threshold for Membership will be reduced from "sustained and
substantial contribution" to "a contribution and a desire to be a
Member" (ie. not every contributor should feel compelled to engage
with the Project in this way).
* If the contribution can be automatically verified, they will
automatically become a Member. (New tooling here will be required, but
for example, a quick parse of the public mailinglists would be able to
verify a good number of contributions, be they through bug reporting,
package contributions, or support on the mailinglists)
* If they cannot be automatically verified, they need to be manually
verified, but only require a single +1 vote from the Membership
committee.


This is the part I have doubts: single vote?
And no veto possibility?

I think veto should be a possibility, but should be justified. And then
perhaps a third person would have to decide between the pro and against, if
the two can not agree.

on what grounds would it be justified to veto a potential member?
If we go down such a road, I believe such disqualifying criteria
should be clearly defined and not reliant on interpretation.

I don't know at the moment. I just have the gut feeling that it may be needed.

One member of the committe might have a good reason, and he would have to explain to the committe, and then the committe would decide. Not really one person vettoing the new member, but one person vetoing the "one committe member decides to add this new member" decission, so let us think it over a bit.


- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from openSUSE 42.3 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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