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Re: Release Candidate of the PostgreSQL Europe association statutes

From: Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum <ads(at)pgug(dot)de>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>, damien(at)dalibo(dot)info,pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Release Candidate of the PostgreSQL Europe association statutes
Date: 2008-01-14 00:28:43
Message-ID: 20080114002843.GB31998@base.wars-nicht.de (view raw or flat)
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Hello,

On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 04:14:19PM -0800, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum wrote:
> 
> >Ok, a membership fee for people is maybe not a very good idea. But a 
> >fee for organizations or companies is widely known. So maybe we should 
> >change parts of the statues here. If we don't have a membership fee for 
> >persons, we avoid all the following problems like having organizations 
> >pay for their members to the eu group.
> 
> It is up to you folks but I strongly suggest *not* having companies be 
> members. If you want companies to be *sponsors* that is good but the 
> moment you allow companies to be members, they will *expect* something 
> for that money. Explicitly things like direction and certain amounts of 
> control.
> 
> People are members, companies are sponsors. I would also suggest that 
> sponsorships be clearly defined as to the benefits thereof.

Good point, yes. Thank you for the reminder.


Kind regards

-- 
				Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum
German PostgreSQL User Group

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