[Osmf-talk] chapter membership application: lower limit (20)
ivo.vdmaagdenberg at pandora.be
Mon Sep 7 21:15:09 UTC 2009
I am preparing the creation of a belgian non-profit legal entity to
represent OSM in Belgium. Mid-term goal is to apply for membership as a
Local Chapter with the OSMF. I have a question about the kind of 'members'
in the society, that would have to be part of this legal entity to be able
to apply as a chapter to OSMF.
Do these members (20) have to posses of full rights in this organisation;
like being able to decide on direction, choosing board member, changing
bylaws, allowing/rejecting member, access to financial documents? Or is it
ok to have extra members added to the sum of 'some full rights'-members,
that pay a yearly fee and have limited or 'minimal' (as described in the
Also, where does the figure of 20 people come from? I see it as a rather
arbitrary figure for now. I do accept the 'stability'-argument, however.
I guess the local laws of existing non-profits in other countries, about
which I am not familiar with describe the membership rules differently.
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