On Tuesday night, the Board of Directors voted 6-0-1 (Aye, Nay, Present) in favor of the following changes to the Membership Rates:
- Starving Hacker: $40/month (from $30)
- Full Member: $70/month (from $50)
- Annual Full Member: $700 (from $500)
- Pay what you will membership: completely new
These rates take effect immediately. There is a grandfather clause: any current members who choose to remain at their current rates are free to do so indefinitely. However, if that member misses payments, changes membership class, or makes any other changes to their membership status, they will be obliged to pay the new rates. Additionally, the grandfather clause does not apply to annual rates – all members paying the annual rate will make their next payment at the new membership rate.
The pay what you will membership is intended for persons who either wish to pay more to support our organization or simply cannot afford to pay our full rates. Note: access to the mailing lists, space, and tools is still determined by membership rates as published on the Becoming a Member page – we aren’t offering full access for discounts via this option.
Explanations of why we made this difficult decision after the break. Read the rest of this entry →