FSFE Finance (was: Usability)

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Tue Jul 24 09:48:58 UTC 2001

On Tue, Jul 24, 2001 at 11:07:03AM +0200, Anders Lindback wrote:
> Actually it's easy to solve but the current board of directors have
> shut the door to the best weay to get funding. 

> Membership dues.

With good reason and after a long thinking.
The FSFE has to stay independent and focused on long term goals.

> I think there are several thousend people willing to join FSF Europe and
> pay a due of say Eyro 10 per year. It probably also exists  companies that
> are willing to pay - say Euro 100 for smaller and Euro 1000 for larger
> corporations - to call themself corporate membners of FSF Europe.

If you think the work of the FSFE is good, help us.

Sponsors are rewarded with public recognition.
(We are still setting this up.)

But there is no way to buy your membership to a community in the end.

> To make sure the orgnasizatriopn is not overrun by people who do
> not upholds the prinicple of free softwware I see no reason why
> the charter should not contain pragraphs that makes it possible to
> exclude such people and corporations from tha organisation.

You need criteria for this and it will be easy to bring FSFE
activities to a halt. A lot easier compared to the current situation.


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