Tunes Membership Policy
Brian T Rice
Thu Feb 20 14:40:02 2003
On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Tril wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 11:54:01AM -0800, Brian T Rice wrote:
> > 1) Members must be on the developers' main mailing list [...]
> > 2) Members must have contributed something [...]
> > Are there any objections, additions, or other kinds of suggestions for me
> > in this? If there's a contention, we'll just put it to a vote.
> I agree. TUNES members should be more devoted than what is shown on
> the members list. People say they are interested in TUNES and are
> willing to help, but since they haven't, they aren't really part of
> the project. Part of the problem is people can't tell what to
> contribute; but I think you are correct in referring them to the Cliki
> about this.
> I am willing to continue to maintain the members list using the new
> requirements. How about if I extend the members database to have a
> flag for lurker vs. contributor, and show each group separately? The
> "lurkers" group can be more of a potential member list or "guest
> book." I don't care what the list of lurkers/interested parties is
> called but I'd like to preserve that information.
This is good. I think "guest book" is a good title, as well as
> For the new policy I'll need an authoritative CREDITS document to
> lookup what everyone has contributed. I suggest a wiki page for
> Credits which I can simply refer to to implement requirement #2.
> I already have access to mailing list memberships since I run the
> mailing lists, so #1 is easy.
Okay. I'll start one out today.
> Will members need to contribute regularly to retain contributor
Probably, but at such long intervals that we shouldn't have to worry about
checking this more than once a year or so.
> I suggest members who got @tunes.org e-mail addresses under the old
> rules, but are not contributors, be allowed to keep the e-mail
> addresses unless they request to delete them, since they might still
> be in use and it doesn't use many resources to provide them. I'll
> plan at least to remove unix group 'tunes' access to anyone who has a
> Bespin.org account who has not been a contributor.
These are good decisions.
> > In times past, Fare was the end-point in that sense, and often he does
> > not spend attention on the mailing list for months at a time (neither
> > did Tril), and the entire project suffered from this.
> Well, I'm reading the mailing list regularly right now.
> I appreciate the work you are putting in to the TUNES project.
> Hopefully it will inspire all of the rest of us to work harder as
Thanks. Hopefully my current role and how I'm executing it (stepping on
people's toes to get their attention) will not be necessary for much
Brian T. Rice
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