[OpenStack Foundation] Individual Member notice email

Jonathan Bryce jonathan at openstack.org
Thu Sep 11 08:00:16 UTC 2014

I wanted to let everyone know that the following notice has gone out to about 3000 Individual Members who have not voted in either of the Board elections in the last 24 months.  Members must vote in at least half of the elections during the preceding 24 month period, which in this case means they needed to vote in either the January 2013 election, the January 2014 election, or both to maintain membership. (See: http://www.openstack.org/legal/individual-member-policy/ )

As you’ll see, these Foundation Members have 30 days to request to remain a Foundation Member, which we are granting.  

Notice email:


> Dear Foundation Member,
> According to our records, you haven't voted in at least half of the Foundation elections in the past 2 years. Per the bylaws, your membership will be suspended effective 30 days from now, on October 10. This email serves as notice.
> If you wish to remain a Member of the OpenStack Foundation you have until October 10 to make that request to the Secretary by visiting this page: [[LINK]].
> If you take no action, we will automatically change your account status from "Foundation Member" to "Community Member". As a "Community Member" you can continue to engage in many activities on OpenStack.org including submitting talks for Summits. However, you will not have all of the rights and responsibilities of being a full Foundation Member, including voting in future Board of Directors elections.
> If you wish to remain a Foundation Member, you have until October 10 to request that the Secretary reinstate your account. You also have the option to delete your account entirely. Either option may be selected on this page prior to the deadline: [[LINK]]
> Jonathan Bryce 
> Executive Director and Secretary, OpenStack Foundation
> secretary at openstack.org

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