[Board] Re: [OSGeo Finance] Financial Statement for 2007

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Fri Apr 25 11:13:13 PDT 2008

Dave McIlhagga wrote:
> Well - looks like your stuck with me doing the best I can to make this 
> work. :)
> Will see what I can do -- I'll try to take a few minutes this weekend to 
> maybe go over everything and see if I can at least delegate some 
> activities. Tyler, I suspect I'll be leaning on you somewhat for some of 
> this.
> Dave

Hey Dave,
thanks for not just resigning and chucking it all in! Ha, need to add some more exclamation marks here!!! It is really painful to have to admit to run on reserve and still get ignored. I wish that I could do something more useful than mumbling "go on". 

you come to my mind as an option - would you be prepared to take on this job? A simple No is perfectly fine by me, no need to argument about it. 

What other strategies do we have? This job very bluntly needs to get done. If we cannot find another way we will have to hire someone to do the job. I am the loudest  opposition to growing expenses for OSGeo but we cannot afford to let this go astray.  I'd rather invest some time in finding more sponsors than to let this pass undone. 

Tyler is not an option for me as he is way too much under pressure already and I would also prefer to keep a very clear separation of the ED's job and the treasurer. 



> On 21-Apr-08, at 5:11 PM, Dave McIlhagga wrote:
>> Frank, Tyler, Board, Finance committee,
>> I'm becoming acutely aware that my time is being stretched to 
>> extraordinary levels these days -- and that my treasurer duties are 
>> suffering a lot as a consequence. Amazing how a newborn at home 
>> combined with the never ending pressures of running a business can 
>> leave you without time to even think ...
>> As a consequence, I'm wondering if I can really do the role of 
>> Treasurer justice in these circumstances. If I'm truly honest with 
>> myself -- I don't see how this can get any better for at least the 
>> next 6 months - and it's clear that I've been neglecting things for 
>> far too long.
>> Is there anyone from the board willing to take this on? As we're 
>> currently setup, I'm realizing that this really takes a couple of 
>> hours a week and in truth I have about -10 hours available to me per 
>> week at the moment.
>> Obviously I can try to continue to muddle along if no one is 
>> willing/able to step in -- but I fear that in this case things won't 
>> get better anytime soon.
>> Dave
>> Dave McIlhagga
>> President & CEO
>> DM Solutions Group (DMSG)
>> dmcilhagga at dmsolutions.ca
>> p: 613-565-5056 x15
>> f: 613-565-0925
>> On 18-Apr-08, at 3:17 PM, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
>>> Please note that the finance list address has been changed to 
>>> finance at LISTS.osgeo.org - it is now a public list through mailman.  
>>> Franks note, below, seems to have still made it through, but please 
>>> update your address books if you haven't already.
>>> ----
>>> The current DRAFT reports for 2007 end have been produced here:
>>> http://www.osgeo.org/files/finance/reports.html
>>> I will be adding a carry over balance (cash in bank) from 2006 onto 
>>> the summary report, as well as a reconciled balance number.  If there 
>>> are any other comments, please let's discuss them here.
>>> Tyler
>>> On 18-Apr-08, at 8:00 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>>>> Folks,
>>>> It occurs to me that we are close to publishing a 2007 report to the 
>>>> members
>>>> without my being aware of the board having approved a financial 
>>>> statement
>>>> for the year.
>>>> On other boards I have been a member of, the board approved a financial
>>>> statement for the year before it was published in an annual report.  I
>>>> think in our case the financial statement should be first approved 
>>>> by the
>>>> finance committee, and then the board as a whole.
>>>> Has the finance committee done so?
>>>> I see the "Finance Report 2007" link from the annual report isn't 
>>>> populated
>>>> yet, so I'm guessing there is some final cleanup still to do?
>>>> I would like to have a financial report circulated in advance of the 
>>>> May 2nd
>>>> meeting for final approval by the board if at all practical.
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> -----------------------------------------+-------------------------------------- 
>>>> I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, 
>>>> warmerdam at pobox.com
>>>> light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
>>>> and watch the world go round - Rush    | President OSGeo, 
>>>> http://osgeo.org
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