[Foundation] membership, money, and meritocracy

Matt Tucker matt at jivesoftware.com
Wed Apr 2 10:26:46 CST 2003


Perhaps a cap on the number of new members that can be admitted during 
each cycle should be instituted. That would force more careful 
evaluation of new members and encourage a meritocracy.

> 1. Charge representatives of commercial entities some modest yearly 
> fee for JSF membership. $200 sounds about right to me. 

This sounds reasonable. Perhaps there could also be a standard fee for 
individual members ($25 or $50?). However, any individual could apply 
for a yearly membership fee waiver to be approved by the council (or 
some committee?). There could be a cap on the amount of waivers that 
will be granted each year as well. This would let the definition of who 
should have free membership remain somewhat liquid, while still 
providing a fair process to give free memberships to those who 
need/deserve them most.


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