[OSGeo-Board] Spending Approvals, Money, etc

Gary Lang gary.lang at autodesk.com
Wed Aug 23 13:43:26 PDT 2006


Good. We're still within budget.

Laura, pls work with Ken to mae sure this is covered. May I assume that shirts were recommended by Viscom or someone else as well?

All, I would still like to see a budget for the next 3 months. I don't want to be the driver here. Will I find this on the Wiki? If not the next board meeting will hopefully draw one up. 

Of particular interest to me are the infrastructure budgeting plans. If OSGeo cannot build one then the MapGuide project will have to build one on its own. That will obviously reduce the funds I have for OSGeo sponsorship which would pain mepersonally after all of the effort I've put into it. But like I keep saying, our number one duty is to do good work for our projects.
 
Gary

--- Original Message ---
From: "Arnulf Christl" <arnulf.christl at ccgis.de>
Sent: Wed 8/23/06 4:30 pm
To: "board at board.osgeo.org" <board at board.osgeo.org>, "dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org" <dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org>
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Board] Spending Approvals, Money, etc

On Wed, August 23, 2006 20:16, Gary Lang wrote:
> And in case I wasn't clear, OSGeo is not comprised of children. So let's
> not use child rearing techniques to manage the business of OSGeo.

:-)

In near future VisCom needs:
$500 for shirts to go to Asia (last mail by Venka, prob. all giveaways,
I'd suggest to have Venka make good use of any leftovers)
$500 for shirts at the FOSS4G (maybe people will pay / cash? i'll be
sitting in the booth and can collect it..:-) Real(!) cool would be to have
one shirt  for every conference registrant. But thats more than $500,-.
I'd be prepared to suggest this to VisCom as a good investment but I do
not because from all that I know OSGeo does not have any money to do this.
Thoughts?
$100 for shirts at EuroOSCON (booth staff, if OSGeo doesn't get it done I
will)

Booth equipment, infrastructure at both EU events are taken care of by
Tina Mena, Autodesk. Thanks a lot. Autodesk will be displayed on the
booth, so attribution is in place. There will be no additional expenses
(afaik) to OSGeo VisCom by operating the booth.

> --- Original Message ---
> From: "Gary Lang" <gary.lang at autodesk.com>
> Sent: Wed 8/23/06 2:08 pm
> To: "Frank Warmerdam (External)" <warmerdam at pobox.com>
> Cc: "board at board.osgeo.org" <board at board.osgeo.org>
> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Board] Spending Approvals, Money, etc
>
> So OSGeo doesn't think it's been spending it's own money? That's news to
> me.

Its basically what Markus is asking: How much money is there on the OSGeo
account? From what I can see nothing, so OSGeo can also spend nothing.
Hence Franks 6k suggestions (cool, thanks for the initiative). And as it
is we (All of OSGeo) are indebted a lot to Autodesk.

> Certainly children need to experience the physical sensation of holding
> money in their hands to understand its worth.

So yes sometimes it does fell a little like OSGeo "...needs to experience
the physical sensation of holding money..." in a bank account. :-) Ideally
we get sponsoring going real soon and have some money of "our own".

Regards, Arnulf.

> At any rate, I'd like to know what the budget is I'd be sponsoring
> activities for so that I can go to finance and explain why we should
> donate the money. If it's within my quarterized budget, they'll approve.A
> list of activities should do it.
>
>
> So we need a budgeted amount. Maybe something from Jo on the OSU stuff,
> hosting for the site, travel to FOSS4G, etc.
>
> And it won't be a loan, which means it really will be OSGeo's money.
>
> Gary
>
> --- Original Message ---
> From: "Frank Warmerdam (External)" <warmerdam at pobox.com>
> Sent: Wed 8/23/06 1:44 pm
> To: "Gary Lang" <gary.lang at autodesk.com>
> Cc: "board at board.osgeo.org" <board at board.osgeo.org>
> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Board] Spending Approvals, Money, etc
>
> Gary Lang wrote:
>> Rather than do that, let's just look at the budget and whoever eants to
>> (us included) can deposit money based on cash flow expectations.
>
> Gary,
>
> Well, I'd assume anyone else, ads
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