[Osmf-talk] OSM-F membership growth
nick at blacksworld.net
Wed Aug 12 18:21:19 BST 2009
On 11 Aug 2009, at 20:19, sotm at livingwithdragons.com wrote:
> I've been thinking a "virtual membership card"
Here are some ideas. Overall, I'm not a big fan of elitism, but I
think an idea like a virtual membership card could work:
* A blog badge with your membership number on - signed in someway so
that only you can use it. I also like Simon's idea about
* An email signature that only OSM-F members use on the lists - an
honor system, if people want to pretend to be OSM-F members, then we
are doing something right
But why stick with "virtual cards"
* Car window / bumper stickers
* A special edition Garmin GPS ;-)
* Tatoos ;-P
> would be nice to have available. In my thoughts I didn't call it that.
> I imagine for some people a/the reason for being an OSMF member is
> because they want to make it clear that they care about the OSM and
> will support it not only with contributions but also with voting and
> some finances.
> I only have a small personal blog related to OSM, but it would be
> nice if my pride was visible not only by "x edits made" but by a
> graphic that said "OSM Foundation Member". It's not always about how
> much you've contributed anymore, but that you care the data remains
> free and in good hands.
> The reason I haven't yet suggested such a (set of?) graphic(s) be
> made is that I was planning to make one first and then confirm that
> the OSMF Board would allow such graphics/statements to be used.
> Realistically I won't get round to doing it, and graphics aren't my
> strong point.
You should go ahead and knock something up - its a great idea.
> Gregory Marler
> Dave Stubbs wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 4:52 PM, <Lulu-Ann at gmx.de> wrote:
>>> Hi there!
>>> I am trying hard to catch up reading all this.
>>> I wonder why there is so much worrying about membership growth.
>>> As long as we don't accidently make the foundation INTERESTING to
>>> the OSM contributors, we surely don't need to worry.
>>> So let's think about what advantages to people take from joining.
>>> I got a cheaper ticket for SotM09.
>>> And I want to have a vote about the license change.
>>> Let's see if I can think of other reasons...
>>> .o O
>>> . o O ( )
>>> . o O ( ... )
>>> . o O ( ???? )
>>> Well, not yet. Can anybody tell me? Thanks.
>>> By the way, that might be a German expectation, but I did not get
>>> any information that my money has reached the foundation, I did
>>> not get any kind of membership pass, I did not get access to the
>>> voting mailing list (not even after inquiring several times), and
>>> the access to this list took weeks.
>>> It does not make me feel very welcome...
>>> So would I recommend the membership and tell 10 friends who tell
>>> 10 friends... ? Whatfor?
>>> No, I don't think we need to worry about membership growth at all.
>>> Sorry I am so negative, but I got less than I expected.
>> You do seem to spend a lot of time expecting things.
>> I gather the membership stuff is mike and about 150 people clamouring
>> for attention. It's not like we're actually paying anybody to do this
>> (at the moment at least), so just be patient.
>> I don't think the "vote" mailing list is actually used for
>> or if it is then don't feel too left out, I'm not a member either. If
>> you want to vote in the board elections, instructions are on the
>> wikipage -- it doesn't involve the mailing list at all.
>> And I'd rather the foundation spent money on something useful rather
>> than mailing me a membership card (for what exactly?).
>> osmf-talk mailing list
>> osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
> osmf-talk mailing list
> osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
nick at blacksworld.net
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the osmf-talk