[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] FOSS4G Discount for Charter Members proposal
p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Tue Aug 26 09:08:56 PDT 2014
sorry, folks, that was not intended to go into this thread but another one. Now
I see I have not been fast enough with ESC.
OK, another attempt to say something meaningful:
OSGeo might license its brand to conferences, and this allows them to send
invoices even to universities. Secures OSGeo a fixed income, allowing LOCs to
On 08/26/2014 05:42 PM, Andrew Ross wrote:
> Sorry Peter, I'm not sure I understand your comment?
> On 26/08/14 11:22, Peter Baumann wrote:
>> 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.
>>>> 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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