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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Membership

From: ian
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Membership
Date: 27 May 2003 13:25:35 +0100

On Tue, 2003-05-27 at 11:45, Alex Hudson wrote:
> On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 10:56:23AM +0100, David Casal wrote:
> > Do people think the membership/voting thread is mature enough now for me
> > to say that 'the AFFS is working towards enlarging their membership to
> > include people and organisations involved in education', or even 'OSAS
> > would work within existing efforts to get people within educational
> > institutions actively involved in AFFS activity?'
> Yes and no. We can't offer people 'full membership' for free, since that
> is unconstitutional (you have to pay to get voting rights, etc.). Hence, 
> I can't see that we would be able to call these people 'members of AFFS'.
> However, the above is otherwise basically true - we just need to sort
> out the specifics, and I suspect most arguing will be (as usual ;) what
> we call this thing. I think my proposal would be that we set this thing
> up as the "AFFS Education Network" or something. People could then be 
> members of AFFSEN, which would shortcut our constitution problem. 

SEN means special educational needs in education circles. AFFSED would
probably be better. 

> MJR has already put out a call for interest in an EdSIG within AFFS, which
> would involve putting aside some special areas/resources (mailing lists, 
> etc.) for those people interested in this issue alone. That SIG could be
> tasked with running the AFFSEN.
> We can work towards developing whatever framework (online or not) that 
> people think is necessary to i. co-ordinate and manage this (hopefully)
> much larger group of people, ii. provide information etc. that these
> people would feel relevant.
> Does anyone think this sounds sensible?


> Cheers,
> Alex
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