[OSGeo-Conf] liability

Sanghee Shin shshin at gaia3d.com
Thu Jun 18 15:15:19 PDT 2015

Hello Darrell, 

Unlike your guess, FOSS4G Seoul LOC is a legal(!) entity. Being non-legal entity, it’s very hard to receive direct sponsorship from Korean government. It took several weeks to establish LOC as legal entity going through many legal issues, so I am almost expert in this area. If you need any expert how to set up legal non-profit organisation in Korea, just call me! And if my company, Gaia3D is accepting any direct financial or legal liability for FOSS4G 2015 without fair ground, I might be prosecuted for breach of trust!

With Regards, 

Sanghee Shin, Chair of FOSS4G 2015 Seoul 
"Toward Diversity! FOSS4G Bigbang from Seoul!"
Twitter: @foss4g
Facebook: FOSS4G2015
email: foss4gchair at osgeo.org

> 2015. 6. 18., 오후 7:29, Darrell Fuhriman <darrell at garnix.org> 작성:
>>> If OSGeo is getting the benefits of any proceeds, they need to be assuming
>>> the liability as well.
>> I agree with this.  I'd have to reread contracts (or get a lawyer's
>> opinion) but I think most of the liability is already largely on
>> OSGeo.
> This was the case for Portland, and was part of the contract signed with the VTM Group (the POC) and OSGeo.
> The LoC *couldn’t* accept any liability, because the LoC was not a legal entity, and to ask the LoC members to accept personal liability is obviously ridiculous.
> So far OSGeo’s FOSS4G operating model is essentially this:
> 1) "Anyone want to run a conference for us?"
> 2) Choose one of the people who offer to do it and delegate
> 3) Give them a pile of money
> 4) Hope for the best
> 5) Profit(?)
> If (5) instead becomes “Lose money” that’s on OSGeo, and that’s as it should be, because if (5) is “Profit” it gets all the rewards, too.
> If Gaia3d (presumably) is accepting any direct financial or legal liability for FOSS4G 2015 that is a *major* problem in my mind.
> d.
> _______________________________________________
> Conference_dev mailing list
> Conference_dev at lists.osgeo.org
> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev

More information about the Conference_dev mailing list