[IAEP] membership definitions

Greg Dekoenigsberg gdk at redhat.com
Mon Sep 8 17:36:23 EDT 2008

On Mon, 8 Sep 2008, Walter Bender wrote:

> It may be obvious, but we should explicitly state that members can
> terminate their own membership unilaterally at any time.
> Regarding what constitutes a contribution, here is the language we had
> been using:
> Any "significant and sustained" contributor to Sugar Labs is eligible
> for membership. Although it is difficult to specify a precise
> definition, a contributor generally must have contributed to a
> non-trivial improvement of the Sugar project or Sugar Labs activity.
> Contributions may be code, documentation, translations, maintenance of
> project-wide resources, running a Sugar deployment, or other
> non-trivial activities which benefit Sugar Labs.
> I'd argue that we review membership once per year--it is not a
> lifetime appointment.

Let me ask a question.

To what end would we limit individual membership *at all*?  Is there any 
reason not to be as ridiculously inclusive as possible?


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