[Osmf-talk] Draft New Corporate Membership Tiers

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Wed Apr 27 23:29:46 UTC 2016

On Thursday 28 April 2016, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> > IMO the problem is also not that companies paying several thousand
> > bucks per year get an additional open ear and special consideration
> > in decisions in the OSM project.
> I think you are twisting this the wrong way. I don't know if you
> really believe what you say or if you just want to point out a
> perceived worst case in a "devil's advocate" way, [...]

To answer that question: I firmly believe that the way the current draft 
describes the 'regular chat with a board member' benefit is not a good 
idea because the negative impression this will likely create with quite 
a few of those reading it will outweigh the possible advantages.  This 
is not devil's advocate, i am not talking about risks here, this is 
about the impressions created by public communication.

But i do not want to drag this discussion endlessly - Kate asked for 
feedback and i tried to express my thoughts and further explain them in 
subsequent discussion.  But i am well aware this is a highly subjective 
matter.  For me though it is always helpful to see angles in a 
situation i do not recognize myself and i hope this is the same for you 
here.  Frankly i would have expected some level of recognition from you 
that the problem i point out could be real - even if you come to the 
conclusion that it is insignificant.

Christoph Hormann

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