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[OT] Re: [tdf-discuss] LibOCon proposals


Le mardi 24 janvier 2012 à 15:49 -0600, Robert Derman a écrit :
Florian Effenberger wrote:

Olivier Hallot wrote on 2012-01-24 15:48:
Voting is a measure of traceable membership participation/activity.
Otherwise we can get spammed on untraceable votes to send us where we
don't want LibCon to happen.

by that, we would exclude a large amount of developers, and I am sure 
want to have them on the list. While it might be indeed something to 
attract more people applying for membership, I think excluding them 
from all votings (rather than only elections, which is what membership 
is about), does not feel right - but I am happy to hear some more 
thoughts, since we seem to have mixed feelings here. ;)

Perhaps we should have 2 tiered membership, full members, developers who 
contribute on a regular and ongoing basis and such, and associate 
members, those who have been on the mail lists since the founding of 
TDF, and who contribute in less provable ways, like promoting the 
program, giving others the program on disk etc.  I have been on the 
discuss list with OOo since about the turn of the century, and actually 
would like to contribute to the program in limited ways, like sending 
word lists for the spelling dictionary, and enhancing the autocorrect 
function if any developer is willing to help me to do it.  I haven't 
done any programming since working with BASIC back in the 1980s, so I 
can't contribute much to the code, but I would like to do whatever I can.

Slightly off topic but a quick comment: TDF members are not just
developers; if you read bylaws we do ackowledge other, technical *or*
non-technical contributions.


Charles-H. Schulz
Co-Founder & Director,
The Document Foundation.

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