[OSGeo-Discuss] [Local-chapters] Legal entities for Local Chapters
secretary at osgeo.org
Thu Mar 19 02:53:33 PDT 2015
in Czech ve formed formal legal entity, when we've found out, that "having
beer together" is not enough. It has been recognized by local
organisations, goverment and copanies..
You form legal entity when you think, it makes sense
and it does not have to consume much time as you might think
st 18. 3. 2015 v 22:56 odesílatel Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
> On 18/03/2015 8:01 pm, Arnulf Christl wrote:
> > Just a few notes from experience: Running a legal entity to organize
> > things actually eats up a good chunk of volunteer resources which could
> > be better used to actually promote Open Source, organize conferences and
> > so on.
> +1 I'd argue that local chapters should do their best to avoid creating
> a legal entity where possible.
> * What do you gain by being a legal entity?
> * Can you make use of another legal entity instead (eg the OSGeo
> Acknowledge the extra effort required to:
> 1. Finance a legal entity,
> 2. Collect finances to feed the legal entity,
> 3. Expend effort filling all the official requirements of a legal entity.
> Of note, the OSGeo Australian/New Zealand chapter are not a legal
> entity, and have successfully run the international FOSS4G conference
> (with official requirements backed by the OSGeo Foundation)
> Cameron Shorter,
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