(j3.2006) [Fwd: [incits-irs] New Change to the INCITS/RD-2, Organization and Procedures]
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 184.108.40.206.4
>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?
Bill Long longb at cray.com
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Bioinformatics Software Development fax: 651-605-9142
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