Membership

Feneas welcomes everybody to join as a member. You don't need to be a developer of a federated project to join.

All members are subject to a small membership fee. With these fees we aim to cover costs of not only running the association, but also provide services for the world.

Why join?

Our mission is to do whatever we can to make the internet a more federated and decentralised place. We believe this is a healthier, more free internet. To do this we need not only funding but also volunteer effort.

The key parts of our mission are:

  • Provide information about federated web projects
  • Arrange trainings and events
  • Provide travel grants to events
  • Use funds for marketing campaigns to promote federated web projects
  • Use funds to sponsor development work of individuals working on federated web projects or directly donating funds to projects themselves

The usage of every euro will be made public information via monthly financial reports. As a member you get to influence how we spend these funds.

How to join

As a legal association we keep a member list as per our rules. This membership list is only available to association committee members. We take privacy seriously and will not share the data you have given to us to third parties. Please see our privacy policy.

To join as a member, please send an email to hq@feneas.org with the following details:

  • Username (lowercase)
  • Email
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Postal address

Once we process your membership request as per our rules, you will receive an email from our system.

Annual fee

The annual kick-off meeting verified the annual membership fee to be 1€ per month. The fee is invoiced from users for the whole year in one go, in advance. If a member joins in the middle of the year, they shall pay 1€ per remaining month of the current year, in one go.

Membership fees, as indicated in the rules, are not refundable in any situation. Membership fees can be paid using IBAN bank transfer, though credit card payment is also possible on request (please indicate when sending membership request).

Membership benefits

GitLab Ultimate

GitLab Inc has graciously provided the association with a license to help the association provide educational material regarding federated projects. Members have full access to the GitLab server we run. Compare the editions here.

Email

Every user gets an automatic firstname.lastname@feneas.org email. Currently it will automatically forward to the email given at registration.

One vote

All members get one vote in our Annual General Meetings, which are held twice a year. This way you get to shape the direction of our association. Association members are also eligiable for positions in the association committee.

Good feeling

Knowledge that you are helping us support the services we provide and making it possible for us to help push the federated web forward.

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