[OSM-talk] Donations and bank accounts
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:
> 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
> 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
Unfortunately we are still not communicating very well with the community.
In most cases this is unintentional.
> Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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