CAcert Inc. association membership
- a CAcert user, Assurer, Developer or other key player?
- have made a donation in the past?
wanting to get even more involved in this project ?
If so, Membership of the Association may be for you! Read more on the CAcert Association, and below:
Step 1 - Read the Rules
Read the latest Rules of the Association on the SVN page for Association Bylaws.
Step 2 - Apply
In order to apply, you have to send your application to secretary@ . The application can be:
- a printed or scanned version of Appendix 1 of the above Rules, filled in, or
- words to effect, emailed. If so, best to put a digital signature on it.
Words to effect look like this:
Subject: Application for Membership of the Association I, MY-NAME, of, MY-ADDRESS, hereby apply to become a member of CAcert Incorporated. In the event of my admission as a member, I agree to be bound by the rules of the association for the time being in force. MY-NAME, CARS Date YYYY-MM-DD
You will need a nominator and seconder from the existing membership. Best way to arrange that is to either CC them directly on your email, or CC the board list at firstname.lastname@example.org . Without the nomination and seconding by two existing members, nothing happens ...
The secretary will contact you once your application has been processed (either approved or otherwise) and you will need to pay a 10 EUR per year membership fee
Have a look at http://www.cacert.org/index.php?id=21 for account details.
You get a vote in how CAcert (a non-profit association in Switzerland) is run; You are also eligible for positions on the CAcert board.
So as long as you pay your yearly contribution you will remain as association member.
By the way you do not need to be an association member in order to make use of CAcert cert services. These services are free.
If you want to donate money please do so. You do not need to be an association member to donate funds.
Last but not least
If you enjoy using the free CAcert service, you might want to give something back. Have a look at HelpingCAcert for what you can do.