Proposal for Perl Foundation Memberships
The current Yet Another Society (The Perl Foundation) bylaws exclude the possibility of membership (see Article II https://www.perlfoundation.org/bylaws.html). As reference, the Python Foundation has 5 membership classes with various rights and privileges associated (https://www.python.org/psf/bylaws/).
I believe this to be a wasted opportunity to increase engagement with stake holders in the Perl community, be they individuals, business or other organizations. And also to secure funding for vital Perl related activities arranged by the Perl Foundation.
Rather than a complicated class system,a good starting point would be a single membership option with an annual renewal and no specific benefits than a warm feeling. (Although, throwing in some exclusive swag and a membership card might not be a bad little bonus)
This could then evolve based on feedback via a membership committee.
I have sent a brief proposal to the YAS (TPF) board to this effect. I invite your support in comments below and/or by contacting board members voicing your support (see https://www.perlfoundation.org/committees.html)