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

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Tue Aug 26 08:22:25 PDT 2014

so back with universities :)

On 08/26/2014 05:16 PM, Andrew Ross wrote:
> 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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