[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] Financial limit on advances and guarantees to FOSS4Gs
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 13:55:47 PDT 2015
Hi Jeff, board, and conference committee,
To provide context, in 2009, at the end of the early bird registration
we had significantly fewer registrations than projected, are we were
looking to potentially suffer a $60K to $70K loss.
With a lot of hard work, and nervous concern, we managed to bring the
conference back to a modest profit. However, I'd suggest that a loss
within the $50K to $150K range should be considered possible, even with
good management. A global security scare, health scare, or financial
crisis could easily trigger such a loss.
On 25/08/2015 12:38 am, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Hi Board,
> Below is a question from Steven. Obviously I cannot answer/approve
> this myself, we need input from the OSGeo Board and Treasurer. I just
> logged into the online OSGeo bank account, and I see 393,000 USD
> available (the Treasurer would have to update us if some of that is
> promised elsewhere, or if we are expecting more). Steve and Till: how
> much funding should we have available to cover FOSS4G 2016?
> On 2015-08-24 8:44 AM, Steven Feldman wrote:
> > Jeff, wearing my prudent financial hat - do OSGeo have enough free
> > to issue advances and guarantees to 2016 until the results are in from
> > 2015?
> > ______
> > Steven
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