[OSGeo-Board] ED Candidate at Face to Face, FOSS4G
gary.lang at autodesk.com
Tue Aug 29 14:00:32 PDT 2006
OK. I hear, give my +1 to the vote, and obey... the candidate is going.
From: Arnulf Christl [mailto:arnulf.christl at ccgis.de]
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Board] ED Candidate at Face to Face, FOSS4G
Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Arnulf Christl wrote:
>> Gary as treasurer and board member should be able to hit reply at
>> once. Did we set a top limit? I guess it was 1000,- for VisCom at
>> some point (or was I dreaming) and I'd be happy to have Gary spend 5k
>> on this kind of thing. We have to be more efficient with things like
>> this. If this has to do with trust, yes I trust Gary.
> The motion in effect reads:
> > Frank Warmerdam made a motion, subsequently approved to put into
> place > following spending limits for officers of the foundation.
> Amounts of up > to $500 USD can be committed by any officer. Amounts
> of up to $10000 USD > can be committed by agreement of any officer
> and the treasurer. Amounts > over $10000 USD must be approved by the
board as a whole.
> So, the trip expenses are in excess of the $500 limit for any one
> officer, but could be approved promptly by one officer (ie. me the
> president who brought the matter forward), and the treasurer.
> My request to the board was not a formal motion (as it would have
> required 100% approval by email), but rather a chance for comment.
> And once I had Gary's approval it was technically fine. I was a bit
> fuzzy on what the spending limits we established were, so in
> retrospect I could have just taken it up with Gary. But in any event,
> I do like to get a sense of the position of the board on matters that
> I am uncertain are obvious from the budget.
> BTW, I instructed our candidate yesterday to proceed to book the trip
> based on Gary's support, and the broader board support on the board
> So the good news is that we have the tools in place to handle this
> sort of situation, even if I perhaps need to be more familiar with
> them. :-)
> Best regards,
Perfect. I just wanted to make sure that we function and it seems we do
which is good to know.
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