On 2015-06-24 07:56, nrickert wrote:
> I’m not a member. I didn’t even try. I’m happy to contribute in
> various ways (forum posts, bug reports, etc). But it isn’t important to
> me to be able to vote. I’m just as happy to leave that to younger more
> energetic folk.
That’s the only “perk” we get. That and an email alias address, and an
IRC one (which I didn’t request, I confess I have never used IRC).
And we only vote on choosing the board, anyway. We don’t decide
anything. Not even on cosmetic issues.
It is just a recognition for contribution. And when I joined the bar was
not high: my contributions are translations, some wiki articles, many
bugzillas at that time, and activity on mail list helping others… (and
forums, but that came later). I don’t develop, package, attend or host
events. I didn’t even attend oSC **, travel is expensive and I don’t
feel myself justified to request travel help (TSP).
I don’t know if the bar has been set higher now. :-?
On the other hand, it seems that some people try requesting membership
thinking that it is just some kind of club, that nothing is needed.
And again, on the other hand, others are, at least initially, rejected
because their activity is not visible on Internet, or they didn’t add
links on their request. People that are very active promoting openSUSE
in their locality and events, for instance, have been rejected. If the
activity is not visible on internet, the committee (or whatever, I don’t
know the actual process) can’t check. Vouching by other members or
people would help.
Just explaining that non visible activity and the request is reevaluated
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)