Another thing that came up at the last meeting is the question of what constitutes membership?
The Rules of the Bristol Wireless Community Co-Operative Ltd. state:
5. The Committee may admit to membership any person or corporate body, or nominee of any unincorporated organisation or firm, who or which is living, working or active within the community served by the co-operative and who or which has agreed to pay to the co-operative any subscription or other sum due in respect of membership.
In practice, this means virtually anybody including the ex-pat Psand lads.
For the purposes of meetings
24. …a quorum shall be one tenth of the members of the Co-operative or five members, whichever is the greater
so we just assumed that for the purposes of the last 2 meetings that everybody was a member thus making them quorate, however we are actually legally required to keep a formal register of membership (each paying £1 for a "share").
One suggestion might be that signing up for this BBS or the mailing list constitutes membership application and unless you hear otherwise (i.e get thrown off for spamming or abuse) sending a £1 either by mail or through Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org address confirms membership.