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Subject: Re: [chairs] Discontinuing Applicant and Prospective Member roles

Hurrah! Huzzah! Good Work, and, lest I forget, Thanks!


At 6:06 PM -0500 3/27/06, Scott McGrath wrote:
>In response to your feedback, we are simplifying the various states
>("roles") that a participant can occupy on the roster of a TC or SC.  This
>is happening as part of our ongoing changes to automate roster management
>and reduce your need to "micro-manage" roster settings.
>Now eligible OASIS member participants will only have one of the following
>Observer -- Has mail list subscription, no posting rights, no duties, no
>Member -- Has mail list subscription, has posting rights, has the duties of
>a member, no vote.
>Voting Member -- Member, plus has voting rights.
>Leave of Absence --
>TC Chair -- Voting Member, plus some administrative access to the TC's
>roster and website database.
>Secretary -- Same access rights as TC Chair
>When an eligible person requests Member status, they will be added to the
>roster automatically--when the request is approved/confirmed by the Primary
>(or self-confirmed in the case of Individual and Associate members) This
>process eliminates the need for the old roles of "Applicant", and
>"Prospective Member"--and the need for you to manually transition members
>from those roles.
>Please note that, in order to clean up the rosters, we are asking all
>participants on your roster in these roles to complete their intended
>transition to their desired and approved role. Starting on 31 March 2006, we
>will begin to convert all people remaining in the current roles of
>"Applicant" and "Prospective Member" to "Observer".  This is the likely
>desired result, as most of the "stuck" members have remained so for 3 or
>more months.  Their subscription will not be interrupted by our actions. But
>in order to become a TC "member", they will need to re-confirm their intent
>and permission to join as a member.  
>Going forward, TC chairs should not manually add persons to the TC roster,
>because this shortcuts the membership qualification process.   Please direct
>their inquiries to the self-help "Join" link on members-only web page for
>your TC, which will invoke the new automated system and eliminate further
>administrative burden on you.
>As always, thank you for your support and patience as we make these
>transitions to better serve you and your committee members.
>Scott McGrath
>Director of Member Services
>Tel +1 978-667-5115 x202
>Fax +1 978-667-5114
>Plan on attending:
>OASIS Symposium: The Meaning of Interoperability,
>9-12 May, San Francisco

Rex Brooks
President, CEO
Starbourne Communications Design
GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison
Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: 510-849-2309

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