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From "Gavin McDonald" <>
Subject RE: Fundraising
Date Sun, 14 Aug 2011 01:17:35 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean Hollis Weber []
> Sent: Sunday, 14 August 2011 10:44 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Fundraising
> Profits from sales of printed copies of ODFAuthors (formerly OOoAuthors)
> books are held by the not-for-profit organisation[1] that publishes those
> books. The money from user guide sales is designated to "be
> used to benefit the community". This could include things like costs of
> conference attendance, 

Did you have any community members apply to go this year's ApacheCon;
and were they accepted?

If any AOOo community folks applied for Apache Travel Assistance funds to
go to ApacheCon this year, should we have refused and sent them to you
instead and should we continue this segregation in the future? Shall all the
committers and community members all able to apply to the ASF for 
Apache Travel Assistance with the sole exception of the AOOo community
and committers, because the funds will be covered as you mentioned by
the ?



> copies of books for display at conferences, copies of
> books (including translations) for distribution where cost is an issue for the
> recipient, possibly payment to writers of docs on specific topics... and other
> things I haven't thought of while writing this note.
> As Simon suggests, any such disbursement of funds is between us and the
> recipient, as the money does not go to or through any
> account, assuming such a thing exists.
> [1] Friends of OpenDocument, Inc.,
> --Jean

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