(j3.2006) [Fwd: [incits-irs] New Change to the INCITS/RD-2, Organization and Procedures]

Bill Long longb
Mon Mar 5 12:16:36 EST 2007

Dick Hendrickson wrote:

>>>      * Approval of new Emeritus membership category for inclusion to
>>>        the INCITS/RD-2, Section
>Sure, why not.  But, an Emeritus member is a non-voting member, judging
>by where the new section goes, and those 4 guys are already doing that.
>If the meetings are open to the public, any old person can come and not
>vote.  What does the new category give them?  Wouldn't it be better to
>let them be voting members and NOT pay the $800?

Nice try, Dick.  Of course, all the current members who meet the 10-year 
requirement would immediately convert to Emeritus status to get out of 
the fee.  Why not just get rid of the fee completely?   My understanding 
is that INCITS is a pay-to-vote organization, so it seems really 
unlikely that they would go for a no fee voting membership option.

Is there a list somewhere of the people who are (1) not current members, 
(2) meet the 10-year requirement, and (3) are still actively interested 
in Fortran?  Would Kurt qualify, for example?


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