[OSM-talk] Donations and bank accounts

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 23:07:50 GMT 2009

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 8:24 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 80n wrote:
>> We are currently developing a federated membership structure to support
>> local chapters.  They will be able to accept funds locally and either use
>> them locally or channel them to the centre for this kind of funding.  I
>> expect this would be the best solution, but it is not completely in place
>> yet.


> But 80n, you were aware that we already have incorporated OSM Germany
> through the exitsting FOSSGIS e.V. - federated membership or no federated
> membership - and it would just have required a few days advance notice for
> us to set up something where FOSSGIS accepts funds for this and forwards the
> money to OSMF.

Actually I wasn't aware of this.

> If there had been just a note on the lists saying "by the way we're
> planning this", that would have been enough to make us think about this.

It wasn't planned as a surprise.  The donation site was just put up as soon
as it was ready, planning really didn't come into it.

> Sometimes I think the foundation is hurting its own goals by being so damn
> secretive. Why did you have to make this a surprise? What was gained by
> that?

Unfortunately we are still not communicating very well with the community.
In most cases this is unintentional.


> Bye
> Frederik
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