[OSGeo-Board] ED Candidate at Face to Face, FOSS4G

Gary Lang 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. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Arnulf Christl [mailto:arnulf.christl at ccgis.de] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 11:17 AM
To: OSGeo-Board
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.
> Arnulf,
> 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.

Best regards,

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