(j3.2006) [Fwd: [incits-irs] New Change to the INCITS/RD-2, Organization and Procedures]
Tue Mar 6 16:55:56 EST 2007
On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 11:16 -0600, Bill Long wrote:
> Dick Hendrickson wrote:
> > > > * Approval of new Emeritus membership category for inclusion to
> > > > the INCITS/RD-2, Section 18.104.22.168.4
> > > >
> > > >
> > 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.
If INCITS were to add "retired" and allow voting emeritus membership
without a fee, that wouldn't let those of us who don't yet qualify for
"old fart" status off the hook.
> 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?
When Loren retired, he tried to get INCITS to create a free emeritus
category with voting privileges, that included "retired," but they
refused. That's why Loren quit coming.
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