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Re: [Membership] Fees for Organizations

On Sat, May 01, 1999 at 11:42:59AM -0500, Eric Weisberg wrote:
> What is the purpose of the proposed fee?
> To raise money?


> To make organizations feel they have more of a "stake" in the game?


> To discourage some organizations from joining?


> What is the rationale for charging organizations for participating in this
> management/governance/regulatory mechanism?

To raise money.

> Are there special benefits to those who
> help make the system work for which they should give more than 
> their time and effort?


> How many organizations do we expect to be joining?

No idea.

> How might membership be affected if there is
> a) a nominal fee;
> b) a small fee; or
> c) a more significant fee?
> What is the cost of administration?

Depends on the number of members and how hard you try to verify who 
they are.

> Would this be the "membership fee" camel's nose in the individual
> membership tent?

Could be.

Kent Crispin                               "Do good, and you'll be
kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain