Just to be clear, a ton of people have met requirement #1, and a lot of people have met both requirements #1 and #2, and so currently we have an astonishing problem... too many amazing community contributors (it's humbling that these requirements are even
possible). So we'll slowly grow into inviting some more members and replacing members as they need to step down (as mentioned, it's already grown from 4 community members in 2012). Please have patience with us, as we want to make sure our primary focus is
on progress on the Wiki (versus growing the council).
The requirements are very similar, but there are a few minor differences. First, whenever we have proactive MSFT members who want to get involved (for example, it could be passion for Wiki or it could be part of their job to help with the Wiki), then they
start as Observers. They observe in the meetings and help out a little, giving advice and learning along the way. But they typically won't own an Area of Focus and aren't "Members". Observers often become Members.
Here are their requirements: