@cblgh agreed with everything you said! I really want to write a blog post about this way of managing an open source team of people, but first of course we have to let it run for a couple months and see if it's actually a successful experiment or not. So far I like it, because in the case you feel like "why isn't $nicePerson a member too?" the answer to the question is always quantifiable, not a subjective "because so and so person haven't considered $nicePerson yet, I'm not sure why". And because it's quantifiable, you know what $nicePerson would have to do to be considered a member, either show signs of life (if they're inactive) or make some good pull requests (in case their score is low).