[Osmf-talk] Membership Fee Waiver Program

Heather Leson heatherleson at gmail.com
Sat Sep 23 09:45:49 UTC 2017


Fantastic.

On 23 Sep 2017 15:29, "michael spreng" <osmf at m.spreng.ch> wrote:

> Hi
>
> The Membership Working Group started with the implementation of the fee
> waiver program. It is based on the board resolution from
> Oct. 14th 2014 [1].
>
> We start with the lack of suitable money transfer facility, because this
> is much easier to evaluate, and it gets us experience in the program.
>
> As for the requirement for something else of value, we went with the
> definition of an active mapper from the contributor terms, because we
> wanted something that doesn't require any subjective evaluation.
>
> We have written a guide line which we intend to publish on the
> join.osmfoundation.org Website together with an application form:
>
>
>
>
> *Fee Waiver Program*
>
> People may apply through the fee waiver program for an associate
> membership, if paying the fee would constitute an unreasonable burden to
> the member because of lack of a suitable money transfer facility.
>
> Associate members who have joined under the membership fee waiver
> programme have the same rights as any associate member and the fact that
> they have joined under the membership fee waiver programme will not be
> public.
>
> *Lack of suitable money transfer*
>
> The main money transfer facilities are paypal and bank transfer to the
> UK bank account. To verify if no suitable money transfer facility is
> available the membership working groups relies on publicly available
> information from paypal and about political embargos.
> Contribute something else of value
>
> We require that the applicant is an active mapper: The applicant has
> edited the Project in any three calendar months from the last 12 months
> (i.e. there is a demonstrated interest over time).
>
> *Apply*
>
> [Applications can be submitted here]
>
> Basis for the fee waiver program is the board resolution from
> 2014-10-14[1] and the subsequent vote at the annual general meeting[2].
>
>
>
>
> We would like to get feedback from the OSMF members.
> Michael
> Membership Working Group
>
>
> [1] http://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_Minutes_2014-10-14
> [2] http://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meetings/14
>
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