Meet.coop Membership Definition

Proposal

We propose to adjust the meet.coop membership definition according to the following draft.
Changes wrt the June 2020 defintion:

  1. adding a third membership class, the Collaborator members, giving us a flexible category to foster strategic collaborations with organisations that would like to go beyond simply using the service, but cannot commit to take an Operational membership. A dozen organisations already contributing to meet.coop may fall in this category.
  2. in the original definition we had references to Reseller options, which confuses the membership classes. Such options maybe explored in addition to a particular membership category and don’t belong in the membership definition.

The draft membership definition is markdown-iconlinked here. If a majority votes in favour and no objections are made, then this draft will become the newly approved definition. In case objections would be raised then these will be considered for a further adjusted version.

This is a regular decision and will be open for voting during 7 days, until the end of the 28th of June.

Voting

  • Agree
  • Abstain
  • Block

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Clarification: Collaborator members make significant contributions in work or in kind, and are not Ops and not Users.In addition to

organisations that would like to go beyond simply using the service, but cannot commit to take an Operational membership

this also includes organisations that provision our value chain and internal administrative process - like Koumbit, Collocall, Webarchitects, OpenCollective, Platform6. So there’s some flexibility in the kind of relationship we may have with Collaborator members. Some are more voluntary than others. Some are paid ‘rent’ or service fee for their contributions.

Just for completeness, the proposal has been floated in April, and has been discussed both in the Sustainability thread as during last All Hands. Then it was agreed to put it up for votation. So here we go, please add your vote.