[Discuss] Greetings! And membership
Christian Aurich - ChrysSol
christian.aurich at chryssol.de
Tue Jul 3 08:45:34 UTC 2012
this sounds like great steps in the right direction. I just wonder how
you would deal with international members. Will it be possible to become
member for non US citizens? If so - what about votes? Will there be
votes in absentia?
On 02.07.2012 22:46, Alicia Gibb wrote:
> Hey all,
> We're working on putting our by-laws together and introducing
> membership. The main reason for membership is so that you all can vote
> for things like future board members!
> We've looked at a lot of membership strategies. Unfortunately, the law
> around non-profits won't allow public votes on issues - only the
> members of the group, so we want to have the most inclusive membership
> possible. Some memberships are fee based, some are merit based. Since
> we didn't want to get into judging merit, we are considering moving
> towards a fee-based membership. We are hoping to cover costs from
> domain hosting to assisting the Summit costs with membership fees.
> Please give us your feedback on the amount we're asking and the
> benefits of membership.
> Annual membership: $100 per year
> Student rate: Suggestions?
> + Voting in board members (we hope to vote in 3 more board members via
> membership in Sept.)
> + Voting on other topics that require a broader community vote
> + Reduced ticket prices for the Summit
> + Opportunity to chair a program for OSHWA
> + Sticker?
> discuss mailing list
> discuss at lists.oshwa.org
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