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Il 19/10/2010 20.13, André Schnabel ha scritto:


You can help and support us by becoming a member of the OpenStreetMap
Foundation. The membership fee is £15 per year and enables you to
influence the direction of OpenStreetMap by being able to vote in
elections for officers of the foundation.

This just means that I can "buy in"? I agree, that this is definately
formal - but how does this help have the foundation act in favour of
it's projects?

Still - I try to understand.

It is not important an entry fee, but IMO it should exist a stronger filter for members' acceptance.

In another branch of this thread, I was discussing with Charles a two phase procedure:

a) contribution by the applicant;
b) evaluation of that contribution by current members before acceptance of membership for TDF.

Under point a), the contribution should be "consistent" in contributed time and work (not too high, not too low entry level) so that applicants can be creamed off and risks of hijacking decreased.

Under point b), the evaluation should not, IMO, be merely technical (i.e. a patch is refused) but it should include a "judgment of opportunity" about membership.

It would be a compromise between a fully free membership process and a completely discretionary one.
Gianluca Turconi

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