[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] FOSS4G Discount for Charter Members proposal

Andrew Ross andrew.ross at eclipse.org
Tue Aug 26 08:16:15 PDT 2014

Very good point.

A not-for-profit organizer may be a significant benefit and simplify 
things quite a bit.

A bunch more legal/fiscal issues emerge when you run events and have to 
handle and transfer funds internationally. The number of organizations 
who can handle this is fairly limited and those that do so for a 
reasonable fee even more so. Continuity helps make it worthwhile to 
figure this out in the first place and stay on top of it as things 
change over time.

On 26/08/14 10:59, Darrell Fuhriman wrote:
> Amen. We burned at least two months, maybe three, working that out.
> I think it’s actually really funny that the first piece of advice given to the LOC by OSGeo is “Find a conference organizer to help you.”
> If that’s the first piece of advice, then it seems pretty clear to me that OSGeo should just have a conference organizer on contract. The benefits of continuity from year to year would be enormous.
> d.
> On Aug 26, 2014, at 07:54, David William Bitner <bitner at dbspatial.com> wrote:
>> And none of this even discusses the hassles that a grass roots organizing group has with finding an entity to act as a fiscal agent (aka deal with the money).

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