urgent: call for observers and community presence at annual meeting

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.pro
Wed Jul 18 19:23:59 UTC 2018

On 18/07/18 18:48, André Ockers wrote:
> Dear Daniel and list,
> On 17-07-18 09:54, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>> Note that people can also send requests[3] directly to the president,
>> mk at fsfe.org asking to become provisional member
> What are the obligations for members?
> Are members financially and/or juridically liable?

This is a question about the law of associations in Germany, as that is
where FSFE is registered

Financially, the constitution says fees are waived[1] based on the
efforts you contribute.  The wiki says the fee[2] is EUR 60 per year or
12 hours volunteering.  If you attend a monthly meeting you may qualify
on the volunteering basis.

Incorporation as an association in most countries gives protections to
the members from any financial or judicial consequences but only a
lawyer can give definite answers to that.

Being a member of a board or FSFE council may have more obligations and
risks but being an ordinary member is less demanding.



1. https://fsfe.org/about/legal/constitution.en.html#sec:membershipfees
2. http://wiki.fsfe.org/Teams/GA

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