I hope some of you support me in this quest, but if not voting for me, make sure you at least participate in the election. Vote for someone you believe will do the job most like the way you want to see it done.
Login with your usual openSUSE creds, and you’ll see ‘Bewerken’ next to ‘Endorsements’. Click that, look at how the others did it. Your name needs to be ( I loooooooove logic ) between pairs of single quotes.
Well my first application was rejected several years ago (as I’ve mentioned before), and I’m not inclined to go through their ‘exclusive’ process again to prove I’m worthy of such membership. Serving as a moderator here on the forums for several years as well as bug reporting when necessary should be sufficient IMHO.
I am looking forward to changes in the qualification requirements that Richard is working towards/proposing.
I think openSUSE membership should be much more inclusive and welcoming.
If there is concern about some of the cloaking or anything like that, perhaps there should be a tier system, such as a probationary period level?
But, requirement for membership should need not a heck of a lot more qualification than the desire to join, IMHO … perhaps some small amount of positive contribution, perhaps even some tie to a Forum User’s reputation points.
Anyway, all in discussion, currently, and changes in this regard are what I would personally push for.
Well, i was of course a little joke, but it there is some background.
I have no idea what being an openSUSE member would mean. What was the original idea of having such a group of members of those who created it. When that is unclear (including the shift of the ideas that may have taken place over time), we, none members can not even make a decision if we want to be a member. And if we want and try (like Dean) at which point do we not fulfill the ideas the existing members have, so we can say either “OK I will try to increase my knowledge/activities/whatever and come back again” or “Thanks for looking into my request, but interpreting your answer I agree that it is not something for me”?
In other words, what is so great about a club that I want to be a member? What is the benefit for the club and for me to become involved?
Or, as Dean says, helping here on the forums and it’s direct environment (doing a bit extra in the Dutch section on documentation) might be sufficient to give me the feeling of helping openSUSE (and Open Source) and it might really help a bit to the community.
So far, the only benefit of being a member is that you get a person @ openSUSE.org mail address and an IRC cloak, along with the right to run for the Board and/or vote in the election.
That first item, the e-mail address, is perhaps the riskiest part of the membership, should be limited to those who prove their values and reliablility. After all, mail arriving somewhere from that address will reflect strongly on openSUSE, itself.
I think membership should be for those who are serious about using and supporting openSUSE, which includes those who come in to the forums and do what they can to provide bona fide help to other Users.