See parent thread with all sections of the proposed governance model here.
See original text with explanatory comments here.
We have defined categories of membership so that it is clear who has the right to vote on governance issues.
1.1 - Basic member
To join the Mautic community, a person signs up for one of the community channels which include Slack, Forums, GitHub, Jira, Transifex and the Knowledgebase. Joining the community is open to anybody, and they automatically become a basic member.
Basic members do not have voting rights. They can attend and contribute to discussions and decision making processes, but may not vote and are not counted for the purposes of quorum at meetings of the members.
Unless such member affirmatively declines such right in writing, any existing member of the Mautic Community shall automatically become a Basic Member without any further action on the part of such member.
1.2 Supporting member
Supporting members financially support the Mautic project as an individual, at a minimum rate determined by the Community Council each year, which is adjusted based on the member’s home location using the Big Mac Index.
The base rate for someone living in the United States is $100 per year.
Membership must be paid annually in one single payment.
Individuals may decide to donate more, but this is the minimum amount required.
Upon paying the required minimum amount, such person will be deemed to be a Supporting Member for the twelve month period following such payment.
Supporting Members have voting rights and are counted for the purposes of quorum at meetings of the members.
1.3 - Contributing member
Contributing members are also supporting the Mautic project by making contributions to official Mautic resources which support the project’s growth. They must be existing basic members to apply to become a Contributing Member.
You qualify as a Contributing Member if you dedicate at least five hours per month working to support Mautic or the Mautic community - for example by organizing Mautic events, working on Mautic projects, participating in one of the Mautic working groups, etc.
You also qualify as a Contributing Member if you dedicate at least five hours per month working on projects which advance the mission of Mautic by creating or maintaining open source software or resources which are available to the public at no charge.
Contributing members are required to self-certify via a form each year, and have the option to decide not to use their voting rights at the time of certification.
The name, affiliation, Working Group and Project associations of Mautic Managing/Contributing Members will be published to the Mautic membership once a suitable mechanism for doing so has been determined.
The Mautic Community Council reserves the right to reject a new application or revoke an existing membership should it be determined that the self-certification was made in bad faith.
Managing Members have voting rights and are counted for the purposes of quorum at meetings of the members.
1.4 - Fellows
Some individuals have made substantial contributions to Mautic and may be granted a lifetime membership, known as becoming a Fellow.
To be eligible for membership as a Fellow, a member must be nominated by any Member of Mautic other than a Basic Member, or by a specially created Working Group, which nomination should be based upon certain criteria to be established and adopted by the Community Council and which criteria shall be designed to emphasize extraordinary contributions.
Following such nomination, approval of two- thirds (2/3) of the members entitled to vote, or two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the chartered Working Group, or two-thirds (2/3) of the Community Council, shall be required in order for a member to become a Fellow.
Upon election, a Fellow shall remain a Fellow for the remainder of such person’s natural life, subject to any limiting provisions of this document and to not have to contribute financially or practically to retain their status. Fellows may exercise voting rights at any time, and if they vote, shall be counted for purposes of a quorum.
1.5 - Voting rights
All categories of membership other than Basic Membership have voting rights.
In the event that a member qualifies as a member of more than one membership class (e.g. a member is both a Supporting Member and a Contributing Member), such member shall only have one (1) vote with respect to any action requiring the approval of the members or certain classes thereof.
A voting member who does not cast a vote for one (1) votes within a single calendar year shall immediately have their voting rights revoked for the remainder of such year.
1.6 - Changing membership status
Members may convert their membership to Basic Membership or withdraw membership at any point by completing the membership change request form.
The membership of a member shall automatically be converted to Basic Member status upon the occurrence of any event causing such member to no longer qualify as a member of any membership class other than as a Basic Member.
A member’s membership may be terminated by the Community Council (for example as a result of a Code of Conduct investigation recommendation) with an affirmative vote with two-thirds (2/3) of the members who are present and eligible to vote at the meeting.
Upon any withdrawal from or termination of the membership of any member, the membership, including all related voting rights, of such member shall be terminated. After a withdrawal or termination of the membership of any member, such former member may reapply for membership in accordance with the application process detailed above, and after following any reconciliation process that might be deemed appropriate after a termination due to a Code of Conduct breach.