[Talk-us] U.S. Local Chapters

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Thu Oct 1 19:19:55 BST 2009


I'd recommend setting up the draft bylaws prior to making the decision of
where to incorporate.  How we want to run the organization will help
determine where (and whether) to incorporate.  And I'd recommend deciding
upon membership types/fees prior to writing the draft bylaws, since that
will be a major part of the bylaws.  Apart from that, I pretty much agree.

Is too much to ask for to have everyone interested in the conference call
set up Skype?

On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Sarah Manley <sarah.m.manley at gmail.com>wrote:

> Yes, that was helpful, thanks Bill.
>
> So, as mentioned before, we should probably set a time to plan a conference
> call so we can start to make some decisions. Does anyone have access to a
> conference call service? I do not.
>
> I would say a tentative agenda is:
>
> 1. decide where we plan to incorporate (I think we can request proposals to
> be listed on the wiki prior and establish a way to vote on it).
> 2. allocating legal assistance
> 3. est. a timeline for ratifying draft rules
> 4. closer look at OSMF local chapter agreement
> 5. finances-- begin discussing membership types/fees/accounting
> 6. board selection - begin discussing process for electing board members,
> and early nominations
> 7. and....
>
> Also, if anyone has connections at wikimedia ( I have some I can try to
> work on), it would probably be helpful to have someone from there who has
> already gone through a similar process to be on our call or for one of us to
> report back to the group with their suggestions/advice.
>
> Best,
> Sarah
>
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 9:48 AM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
>
>> Really interesting post, thanks
>>
>>
>> On 29 Sep 2009, at 20:10, Bill Ricker wrote:
>>
>>> If your are going to incorporate at a national level, please look at
>>> examples of good and bad examples in the FOSS community.
>>>
>>> GrokLaw linked to this discussion, which has relevance outside its own
>>> niche.
>>>
>>> http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=20090914102959510
>>>
>>>
>>> Bill
>>> n1vux at arrl.net bill.n1vux at gmail.com
>>>
>>>
>> Yours &c.
>>
>> Steve
>>
>>
>
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