[North America] Re: [Northamerica] North America Region Chapter
motion to OSGeo BOD
tmitchell at osgeo.org
Fri Nov 11 14:56:31 EST 2011
On 2011-11-11, at 9:31 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> Wiki stated the intent was to organize as a 501c3, I don't think it's a bad
>> idea, but suspect it's not necessary to commit to it at this time. It may
>> just cause more concern than benefit. Some other existing related orgs have
>> 501c3 status and could potentially take us under their wing to simplify the
>> administrative side for us. I'm thinking specifically of GITA or USGIF.
> I had to read the above over several times to confirm that the most
> obvious candidate was omitted - OSGeo. I am very dubious about any
> American local chapter seeking 501(c)3 status or even incorporating
> due to the administrative overhead involved. I don't see any reason
> that OSGeo central could not hold money for a north american conference
> or other chapter initiatives with the understanding we have to keep
> the number of transactions managable.
Yeah, I was only thinking of organisations that already have their 501c3 status
in place, which OSGeo has not. I agree OSGeo could hold funds for a chapter though
there has been no precedent for it so far.
>> It will help
>> clear some of the smoke that was in the air during the board meeting :)
> I'm not sure I noticed any smoke.
I'm only thinking of the many questions that came up. It did seem there
was general support for the idea though.
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