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The Membership Management System (MMS) is the OpenSkills register of members, subscribers and guests. All applications, renewals and status changes are handled by the MMS with little or no manual intervention.

It is the MMS that guides people through the joining process and keeps everyone up to date by performing a regular check (daily batch job) that the member has a key in the Identity Matrix, and that the key has a uid matching the registered email address, and that the uid is certified by at least two other members. The system has to maintain member accounts and the system records transactions such as membership dues, service micro-fees and member payments.

Main functionality

Definitions

Where any definition here conflicts with a definition found in the Rules of the Association, the definition found in the Rules of the Association shall take precedence over the definition here.

 Guest  A person who has applied and got the account activation.
 Subscriber  A person with an account who paid the annual subscribtion fee to the association
 Member  A person who has been approved for membership of the Asssociation by the Committee of the Association and who has paid all fees owing to the association
 Excluded Person  A person whose application has been refused by the Committee of the association
 Expelled Person  A person who has previously been a member of the association but has since been expelled from the association
 Resigned Person  A person who has explicitely resigned their membership of the association

Membership lifecycle scenarios

 
Guest  ==>>  Subscriber ==>>  Member
 The nominal process for becoming a member of OpenSkills is to register (and so become a guest), pay the annual subscription (and so become a subscriber) and then fulfill the requirements for membership (and so become a member).
 
Subscriber  ==>>  Guest ==>> Subscriber
 If the subscription of a subscriber expires, they become a guest until they renew the subscription at which point they become a subscriber again.
 
Member  ==>>  Guest ==>> Member
 If the subscription of a member expires, them become a guest until they renew the subscription at which point they become a member again.
 
Member  ==>>  Subscriber ==>> Member
 If a member falls out of status (perhaps by removing their OpenPGP key) they become a subscriber until they again meet all the requirements of membership.

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