[Osmf-talk] OSM-F membership growth

Simon Ward simon at bleah.co.uk
Tue Aug 11 23:10:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 08:19:30PM +0100, sotm at livingwithdragons.com wrote:
> I've been thinking a "virtual membership card" 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.

With Free Software Foundation membership you get a choice of graphics to
use that display your membership number and a link to use for referral
clicks for points or some such that entitle you to free merchandise.

You also get a membership card that happens to be a bootable GNU/Linux
distribution, but that’s besides the point. :)

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that works.—John Gall
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