The Sugar Labs Sugar Labs/Members consists of all the contributors to the Sugar project. Members can run for election to the Oversight Board, vote in the elections for the Oversight Board, and suggest referenda.
Any "significant and sustained" contributor to Sugar Labs is eligible for membership. Although it is difficult to specify a precise definition, a contributor generally must have contributed to a non-trivial improvement of the Sugar project or Sugar Labs activity. Contributions may be code, documentation, translations, maintenance of project-wide resources, running a Sugar deployment, or other non-trivial activities which benefit Sugar Labs. Membership eligibility is an individual determination: while contributions made in the course of employment will be considered, they will generally be ascribed to the individuals involved, rather than accruing to all employees of a "contributing" corporation. The Membership and Elections Committee (MEC) will oversee membership applications (Please apply by sending email to members at sugarlabs.org).
The Membership and Elections Committee will review the membership list for currency once per year. Any member may join this committee, which is currently staffed by Sebastian Dziallas and Luke Faraone.
- Acknowledgment: Sebastian and Luke are both running for Oversight Board positions in the upcoming election. David Farning, as an outgoing (not running for re-election) Oversight Board member and current MEC liaison, will audit and assure (along with the community) that the MEC work is transparent and fair.
Applying for membership
All submissions MUST be sent to members at sugarlabs.org by
September 1st 5 pm EDT (21:00 UTC) Saturday 05 September 2009. Submissions sent to other email addresses or sent after the deadline will not be processed for this year's election. Someone on the MEC will reply to your query within 2 business days.
In your email, please include:
- Your name
- Your IRC / Wiki / Gitorious username
- A description of your contribution to Sugar Labs, links are preferable.
This is our Sugar Labs/Members/List.