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Re: [atlarge-discuss] Members' rights

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joop Teernstra" <terastra@terabytz.co.nz>
To: "James Love" <james.love@cptech.org>
Cc: <atlarge-discuss@lists.fitug.de>
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 5:57 AM
Subject: Re: [atlarge-discuss] Members' rights

: At 03:38 a.m. 21/05/2002 -0400, James Love wrote:
: >----- Original Message -----
: >From: "Joop Teernstra" <terastra@terabytz.co.nz>
: >: 2. Members must not work against their organization.
: >: 2.a. Expulsion rules
: >
: >      What is this about?   What does it mean, "members must not work
: >their organization"?
: This is a proposed attempt to protect the organization against "members'
: who actively engage in undermining the organization, e.g. by questioning
: its *agreed* purpose, by  bad-mouthing *the organization* in other fora,
: discouraging all and sundry to stand for office, etc.
: I think there is logic in asking that members support the organization
: want to belong to , either financially or in deeds.
: An organization  as open as what is proposed here needs some kind of
: protection against individuals who want to destroy it.

    I oppose this provision for an at large. It has to be open to everyone,
including those with unpopular views.  I don't want to be put in a possition
to taking away voting rights from someone who disagrees with the group's
leadership.  Let's nix this provision.     Jamie

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