[IAEP] membership definitions
dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Mon Sep 8 16:50:46 EDT 2008
I have put together a brief list of definitions for Sugar Labs
Please comment and correct.
1. Membership Types
Sugar Labs has two type of memberships; Individual and
Organizational. Individual memberships are merit based.
Organizational memberships are financially based.
1. Individual Member
The core of Sugar Labs will be composed of individual
members. Individual members can run for the Oversight
Board,vote in board elections, and issue or endorse a
2. Associate Member
Associate members are organizations that participate in,
and want to show support for, the Sugar Labs ecosystem.
Associate members can appoint a representative to sit on
the Advisory Board.
2. Membership Requirements
Membership is earned either through the efforts of an individual
or through the annually payment of dues by organizations.
Individual membership is a sign of merit in the Sugar
Labs ecosystem. It is a sign of significant and
sustained involvement in Sugar Labs. Generally, at least
two months of visible, significant activity will be
Associate membership is a sign of support for the Sugar
Labs ecosystem. Associate members are required to pay an
annual membership fee. The annual fees will vary
depending on the annual revenues, type, and location of
headquarters of an organization.
1. Membership Benefits
In return for their contributions, members are rewarded with
authority and responsibility
Individual members can run for the Oversight Board,vote
in board elections, and issue or endorse a referendum.
Individual members will receive an @sugarlabs.org e-mail
alias that forwards to their real e-mail.
Individual members have the right to print business
cards with the Sugar Labs logo.
Syndication on Planet Sugar Labs of your Sugar Labs
Associate members can sit on the Advisory Board.
Participation in Sugar Labs committees, where
specifications and guidelines are developed and where
discussions are conducted;
The right to use the Sugar Labs logo on your Web site
and to participate in press releases.
Public recognition on the Sugar Labs website.
1. Membership Duration and Renewal
Individual Membership is for Life.
In order for an Individual membership to remain valid,
It must be renewed every year.
Associate Membership is for one year.
An Associate Membership must be renewed annually.
1. Membership Termination
Memberships may be terminated by lack of current participation
or removal by the membership.
A. Voluntary -- An Individual member will be remove
from the membership roles if they fail to renew
A. Involuntary -An Individual membership may be
revoke by an affirmative vote of a two-thirds
majority of the members of the Foundation.
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