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

Van Snyder van.snyder
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
> > > > 
> > > >       
> > 
> > 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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