[OSGeo-Discuss] Membership fee (was: Proposed process for selecting OSGeo charter members)

Mateusz Łoskot mateusz at loskot.net
Tue Jun 24 06:14:53 PDT 2014

On 24 June 2014 14:38, María Arias de Reyna <delawen+osgeo at gmail.com> wrote:
> But there is a big but:

That's why I decided to ask, what are those "buts", as I haven't learned
any concrete arguments from the original thread.

> It happened to me with IEEE and
> I still haven't returned to them after so many years. Once I couldn't pay
> the membership, it was like forcing me to go away.

Yes, I experienced similar situation, but ACM/IEEE/... are different

> So, couldn't we add some kind of volunteer work to compensate the fee on
> some cases?

Again, that is a technical issue related to amount of fee,
region-based adjustment of fee, etc.

First, we should focus discussion on the aspects Howard explained [1]
and understand what are the major pros and cons of paid membership.

[1] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2014-June/012964.html

Best regards,
Mateusz  Łoskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net

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