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Re: [Membership] Fees for Organizations

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

How many organizations do we expect to be joining?
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?

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