Re: Membership drive

On Thu, 2005-07-21 at 17:51 +0200, Dave Neary wrote:
> Hi,
> I don't know who the best people to talk to about this are, but it would 
> be great to have a membership drive for the foundation in September or 
> October.

Yes indeed!

> Membership of the foundation has been stagnant, and I know that lots of 
> people who are elligible have never asked to join (GIMP developers come 
> to mind). What can be done (and by whom) to make membership more attractive?
> Can we move away from the "can I be in your club" model to the "come 
> join us" model, where existing members can invite people to join, rather 
> than the person needing to ask?

You can have a look at the way Mandriva communicates (and the way they
started it) with their community regarding this (I am thinking of their

> Why is it that people who identify as GNOME contributors aren't in the 
> foundation?

I guess that it is seen as different things. Foundation stuff look like
political matters. Many hackers are not aware nor interested by this.

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