+1 for John's suggestions, in spirit of maximal potential openness, and reflecting on the needs to be different than stock standard OSGEO rules due to all the reasons that Ed formulated so beautifully.
I also like the idea of "Provisional" Members ( a common thing in many clubs), whether this is for 3 months, or a year. The fasttrack may be a nice option for, say, someone who is straight away involved in organising the next instalment of the conference (of course, not as chair or lead, but a local organiser).
> On 25 Sep 2019, at 20:23, John Bryant <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Sorry Bruce, I'm confused. You say you can live with a single membership class which is the question at hand, but you're -1?
> Re: a process to remove directors, we are governed by the Corporations Act and our constitution. I believe these address this problem, though we can clarify this if needed. I don't agree that OSGeo charter members are an appropriate way to address this problem.
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Hi, I was thinking along similar lines to Robert: people sign
themselves up and become "Provisional" Members. By default their
membership is accepted after a set period of time. I thought in some
cases the board may want to fast track membership for someone who is
making an obvious contribution to the community, but it is probably
better to say this is a set period which allows for people to raise
any concerns with a prospective member, and stick to it.
On Wed, 25 Sep 2019 at 21:00, Robert Coup <[hidden email]> wrote:
> IMO if protection is really necessary, it could be as simple as "only people who have been members for 3mo+ can vote". If there's some sudden influx then the org has 3 months to change the rules/sort it out. eg. InternetNZ has this (S3.6). Limiting officers to 2 per company might be sane as well. But I could happily live without any protection as well.
> Rob :)