The Lino community is made of its members.
- Lino community
The group of natural or juridical persons who use the Lino framework and adhere to the rules described in this guide when collaborating with other members. Legally represented by Rumma & Ko Ltd as long as there is no Lino Software Foundation.
- Community member
A juridical or natural person who declares adhering to the Lino community and the rules described in the community guide.
See also Lino actors.
Becoming a member¶
The list of community members is not published.
The membership fee¶
- Membership fee
A fee to be paid by certain community members as a contribution to operation costs of the Lino Software Foundation.
Detailed conditions are yet to be decided.
One idea is to have a monthly base fee for site operators based on the number of database models and users. The numbers of database models and users are shown in the dialog box. Your user count may be reduced to the number of end users who are actually employed by you.
When you are asked to renew your membership fee, you may decide to leave the community and still continue using Lino without the support of the community.
The membership fee is not a license fee¶
Lino is and will always remain free software. You may use any part of it without being a community member. You may leave the community at any moment and still continue using Lino as free software. You may even make money using Lino without being a community member. The only way of forcing you to pay your membership fee is that a recognized service provider will require you to do so as part of their contract with you.
The community board makes sure that the costs are being distributed correctly.
The community board¶
- Community board
A group of natural persons who decide about changes in the community guide. See The community board.
The community board decides about changes in the community guide, including the rules for computing and applying membership fees.
Each member of the board represents one or several community members.