Bylaw: OpenJDK Members

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at
Tue Feb 17 15:56:14 UTC 2015

This was indeed discussed before:

dalibor topic

On 15.02.2015 12:13, Mario Torre wrote:
> There is a chapter in the Bylaws on which I get stuck every year (and
> I believe I asked that already, but forgot the outcome):
> """
> Every OpenJDK Membership is subject to automatic Expiration after one
> year, but will be renewed upon request. A request for renewal must be
> received within one year of expiration. An OpenJDK Member whose
> Membership has expired and not yet been renewed may not exercise the
> privileges of Membership, except that roles requiring OpenJDK
> Membership may be retained.
> """
> I suppose this is required but not really enforced, otherwise I would
> see a rush of emails asking for people to be reconfirmed (or is there
> another address for that?).
> After all "subject to automatic Expiration" doesn't mean it does
> expire automatically, but just that the GB may decide for that based
> on the activity of the member.
> It would be nice if this is clarified somehow though, for us non
> native english speakers it's pretty difficult to get all the nuances
> of a legal document.
> Am I right in believing that we don't really need to request renewal
> unless we happen to be removed?
> Cheers,
> Mario

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