[Osmf-talk] Communications and osmf-talk (Was: Reaching out and diversity (Was: Re: AGM and board elections))

John Crowley bostoncello at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 2 16:52:27 UTC 2014

While the OSMF membership fee may seem modest in comparison to other technical organizations, I would look up monthly wages in countries beyond the Europe and North America. 35GBP is not trivial to many.
- John 

     On Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:43 PM, Oleksiy Muzalyev <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch> wrote:

  Good evening Kathleen,
 I looked up a definition of a paywall: "A paywall is a system that prevents Internet users from accessing webpage content without a paid subscription." [1] 
 An e-mail is as good way of communication. It is still used in many major organizations. The OSMF membership fee is a modest one in comparison with say jQuery Foundation individual membership fee of 400.- USD annually [2]. And it is not a paid subscription to access a commercial content.
 I have nothing against a code or guidelines, but I do not see why an organization cannot have a e-mail system. And I would also agree that it could be close to impossible to monitor what people say in social media, especially if they use different human languages or a national social network du jour.
 With best regards,
 [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paywall
 [2] https://jquery.org/join/
 On 02.10.2014 17:55, Kathleen Danielson wrote:
 .. the list behind a paywall ... 
  [1] https://github.com/osmlab/CoC-mailing-lists/pull/5  
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