[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?
> Benefits:
> + 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?
> Thanks,
> Alicia
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