[Osmf-talk] Draft New Corporate Membership Tiers

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Fri Apr 29 07:59:00 UTC 2016


I would not agree. There is a good antique Latin proverb: "Nomen est 
omen.", what means the name is a sign, the name speaks for itself.

The subject of this discussion is about new corporate membership tiers. 
I do not see why it is not a good idea to discuss tiers' titles and the 
total number of tiers while it is only a draft.

Selecting a name of a product is the most serious endeavour. Even such 
large companies as Microsoft [1] do not do it internally, as there are 
companies which specialize in creation of titles. People who work in 
such companies are historians, poets, economists, linguists, etc. It 
takes months of hard work to create a title.

Taking it into account we just tried to discuss the tiers' titles. As a 
result of this discussion we learned that tiers's titles were inspired 
by the Apache Foundation system. It is a good start. However the world 
has changed since 1999, when the Apache Foundation was created.

[1] "I Sing the Body Electronic: A Year with Microsoft on the Multimedia 
Frontier" by Fred Moody, ISBN: 978-0756757588

Best regards,

On 29/04/16 05:26, Emilie Laffray wrote:
> ...
> This is seriously off topic for the thread and seriously nitpicking 
> essentially things that has been effectively some kind of orders since 
> antiquity.
> At this point, who cares about picking osmium, platinum, diamond, you 
> name your favorite unobtainium element here. The point is that 
> everybody understands and implicity recognizes the tiers as they are. 
> There is no need to go on on something so pointless over something so 
> trivial.
> I am happy to create a whole mailing list for people willing to 
> discuss the topic in great length (to remove that thread from here so 
> we can focus on actual and important topics like the actual value of 
> such membership) and I suspect we could even include in the naming 
> something about tagging to make the discussion even more lively.
> ...
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 3:01 PM, Oleksiy Muzalyev 
> <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch <mailto:oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch>> wrote:
>     On 28/04/16 23:08, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>>>     Il giorno 28 apr 2016, alle ore 21:12, Oleksiy Muzalyev<oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch> <mailto:oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch>  ha scritto:
>>>     By the way, the platinum has been significantly cheaper than gold since 2015 [1]. The price of gold is 1265 USD per ounce [2] today, and the the price of platinum is 1053 USD per ounce [3]. Still the Platinum corporate membership is twice more expensive than the Gold tier [4].
>>     interesting considerations. We could specify that the platinum is about the (stable) platinum-190 isotope, which is very, very rare. One troy ounce would be 1billion usd [1], but from the noble metals I find Osmium more suitable for our context, price is around 380 usd / oz. [2]
>     In my opinion, Gold should be the highest tier. It is not only
>     more expensive than Platinum, gold has got a cultural significance

>     ...

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