[Osmf-talk] Corporate Membership update

Martijn van Exel martijn at osmfoundation.org
Mon Jul 11 20:58:33 UTC 2016

Hi all,

Thank you very much for your feedback so far. It helps us create a
Corporate Membership program that reflects the spirit of OSM.

I take away the follow up actions listed below for the board to finalize
this program. We will post a final draft shortly. In the mean time, if you
have not yet had a chance to voice your opinion or ideas on this topic,
feel free to still do so.

Gregory, to your point, I realize that we will not be able to capture every
use case with the tier guidelines. The alternatives we considered so far
are no better, however: number of employees, annual revenue.. The guidance
we chose based on usage and reliance on OSM seemed to be most inclusive,
but please feel free to suggest different guidance.

Follow up (board):
* Possibly include multiple currencies
* Include a lower tier (500 EUR) to capture the long tail of smaller
* Forward the idea of supporting membership and minimum membership to the
Membership Working Group and work with them to see if and how to implement
* Create the organizational structure for an Advisory Board (mailing list +
* Change the full name to include non-corporate entities (Organizational
Membership perhaps)


On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 2:38 PM, Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de>

> On Tuesday 05 July 2016, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> >
> > One idea we had was to start an "advisory board" - which would
> > initially just be a simple mailing list - where corporate members
> > would have a "seat" (= a mailing list subscription) and where they
> > could discuss things among themselves, but where board could also ask
> > them for advice if deemed interesting.
> >
> > So that's the "advisory board", and I believe it would then replace
> > the idea of "phone calls with board members". (Of course members are
> > still free to call board members but it would not be part of any
> > package.)
> I think that is a good idea - even if this advisory board mailing list
> is not public its advise would come from all the corporate members
> together making it much less fishy than the one-on-one phone call.
> The question would of course be if advise from this body is on public
> record or not.
> --
> Christoph Hormann
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