[OSGeo-Discuss] Proposed process for selecting OSGeo charter members
punk.kish at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 08:13:14 PDT 2014
Membership dues for OSGeo could very well work, but they would change the
nature of the organization. While it makes sense for those who are
professionals and thus want to belong to professional organizations, many
OSGeo members are not "professionals" in the sense of depending upon
OSGeo's projects for their living—many are educators, volunteers, govt.
folks, hobbyists and so on.
That said, not everyone has to be a member of OSGeo to enjoy its products
and its community, and believe in the ideals of the community. I have no
particular objection to membership dues, but it is not something I would
pay. Hence, I would agree to forsake my Charter Membership, if that is
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 4:36 PM, Howard Butler <howard at hobu.co> wrote:
> On Jun 23, 2014, at 9:25 AM, Bart van den Eijnden <bartvde at osgis.nl>
> > Good food for thought Howard, can’t say I disagree with anything you say
> > The only thing we need to consider is that for some countries 50 or 70
> USD can still be a lot of money
> Yes. Something equitable could be arrived at. Let the membership committee
> come up with the membership dues rules. I would assume there's student
> memberships, grants, etc.
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org
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