[IAEP] Sugar Labs Individual Membership

David Farning dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Thu Sep 11 20:06:12 EDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-09-12 at 01:10 +0200, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 1:04 AM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 03:38:45PM -0500, David Farning wrote:
> >> An Individual member is someone who has made a significant and sustained
> >> contribution to the Sugar Labs ecosystem -- of any type -- and who has
> >> explicitly agreed to the Individual Contributor Agreement.
> >
> > What's the Individual Contributor Agreement, and why would we want one
> > of those?  Communities should wait until they get large before they
> > start instituting bureaucracy that turns their potential new members
> > away..
> I agree with Chris here.

This is something that we have to run by the software freedom

Most project have some sort of agreement.  Sometime they are as simple
as 'I am who I say I am and have the right to contribute what I will

One of my goals is for a vibrant ecosystem of businesses, NFPs and NGOs
to form around Sugar.  If a contributor agree makes them more
comfortable, it will be worth the head aches.

Designing a community seems to be a lot like designing a piece of
software.  If one plans ahead, it is pretty easy to add, remove, and
modify features.  Adding features, especially security features, can be
tough.  If the SFC thinks it is not necessary, we can drop it.


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