[Osmf-talk] EVERYONE: PLEASE VOTE
peter.miller at itoworld.com
Sun Aug 23 12:46:50 UTC 2009
On 23 Aug 2009, at 13:35, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-08-20 at 11:18 +0100, Andy Robinson (blackadder) wrote:
>>> Personally I see no justification for money flowing from the local
>>> chapters to the foundation.
>> My belief is that there is a need for this to happen for two reasons.
>> Firstly to ensure that federated members are also members of
>> OpenStreetMap Foundation (so that they can vote) and secondly so that
>> OSMF actually has some funds from its membership. This is all very
>> normal practice and the £10 proposed is probably the lowest
>> amount practicable.
> There is no way for e.g. the German FOSSGIS e.V. to pay £10 per member
> to the OSMF. At least, not if they want to retain their German
> tax-exempt status, as that's a sizeable chunk of the membership fee
> -- their student membership is only €10!).
> The situation is worse in third-world countries, where ten pounds may
> well be your total monthly budget. :-(
I understand that the idea of money flowing in that direction is
history. The current 'Proposed Agreement' makes if very clear that
no finances movements in either direction are part of the current
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