[OpenID board] 2011-01-19 OIDF EC Call Minute

Allen Tom allentomdude at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 05:23:01 UTC 2011

Are the proposers certain that raising the individual membership fee to
$100/year will result in a net increase in revenue? I suspect that raising
the fee from $25 to $100 will result in substantial dropoff in individual
membership, resulting in less revenue and more dangerously, far fewer

I remember that a couple years ago, former Google board member Dewitt
Clinton proposed reducing the fees to $5 to help drive membership. I
personally think that the foundation would be better off lowering, rather
than raising membership fees.


On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 4:44 AM, sakimura <sakimura at gmail.com> wrote:

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> 3.      Resolution: As of March 30, 2011, individual membership fee will
> be $100/year.  The Board directs the Executive Director to waive this fee in
> cases of hardship, professional courtesy or other reasons on a case by case
> basis.
> Rationale:  Establishes a community membership cost-to-value, offsets costs
> at current levels and discourages ‘join only to vote.’
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