The proposal (which can be found using the link above), is a great idea for connecting professional Blender artists and customers. It is an easy way to provide support to studios as well as individuals.- (Not code releated) Blender Network proposal is open for review http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Org:Foundation/BlenderNetwork
To use the network you will have to sign up as a member. The membership fees will help cover the costs of the web hosting/maintenance and moderators. There are three different membership types planned:
- Academic (free)
- Freelance (50 euro/year)
- Corporate (250 euro/year)
If the proposal goes through the BF has already asked Lumikuu to help set up the network and then maintain it for the first couple of months.
You can find the discussion thread on blender.org here.
We'll see how far this goes in the coming months, but this could be the new big thing for Blender.