This is draft content for the gnome.org Foundation pages. It is intended to replace the text currently found at http://www.gnome.org/foundation/membership/apply/
Could it be relocated to http://www.gnome.org/foundation/join-us/?
Become a Foundation member
A great way to support GNOME
Becoming a Foundation member gives you a voice in the project by enabling you to take part in discussions about how GNOME is run, and allows you to vote in the election of the Foundation's Board of Directors. Only Foundation members can run for election to the Board of Directors, vote in the elections for the Board of Directors and propose referenda.
Joining the Foundation is an important way in which you can support GNOME by helping to organize the project and ensure that it continues to be independent, open and meritocratic. Join the many existing members who are helping to make GNOME great.
Other benefits of membership include:
- an @gnome.org e-mail alias
- access to a personal blog hosted on GNOME’s Infrastructure.
a personal webspace where members can upload any material relevant for the GNOME Foundation and their work within the Foundation. (i.e http://people.gnome.org/~userid)
- Jabber access through member’s @gnome.org address.
- aggregation of your blog on Planet GNOME.
- travel sponsorship for GNOME conferences and events.
Becoming a Foundation Member
Several contributions are all it requires to qualify for Foundation membership. Just fill in the membership application form below.
If you would like to be a member but are unsure whether you are eligible, get in touch with the membership committee and they will be happy to help.
Renewing your membership
GNOME Foundation membership lasts for two years, after which time it must be renewed. You will be contacted before your membership has expired with a reminder to renew. Make sure that you do renew though - if your membership expires you won’t be able to use the rights and abilities that come with membership.
For a more complete definition of the guidelines, read the document Membership Application Tips or look at the proposal for guidelines that was accepted by the board in 2002 October.