[Osmf-talk] Financing the OSMF

Emilie Laffray emilie.laffray at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 17:15:03 UTC 2013


+1
I fail to see how a building will help getting some donations.
We have received some donations for HOT through OSM-FR without any of this.
However, once we have the building, maybe we could ask volunteers to come
and maintain it directly....


On 27 August 2013 17:57, Mark Iliffe <mark at markiliffe.co.uk> wrote:

> That is complete an utter codswallop. Have a look at mWater who received
> $100k from USAID. And that's to start.
>
> Bricks and mortar is not a substitute for real humanitarian action. Such a
> thing would IMHO a waste of money and create/further amplify a talking shop
>
> Best,
>
> Mark
>
> Oleksiy Muzalyev <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch> wrote:
>>
>> To get donations of a large magnitude a humanitarian organization needs
>> a building with the sign in the UN area of Geneva.
>>
>> Besides, only a donor corporation could pay for it in exchange for the
>> Donor Recognition Plaque on the building frontal wall. We do not need to
>> hold this money, it is up to a donor corporation.
>>
>> brgds
>> Oleksiy
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Alex-7
>>
>> On 27.08.2013 18:39, Rich wrote:
>>
>> let's start from the other way around. if we get 1.2 billion something
>>> in a donation, let's get hardware and everything we want. if some
>>> millions are left over, we can waste them on a building...
>>
>>
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