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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: [Spi-private] OpenOffice funds
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:51:12 GMT
This is in hand. See the mail I sent last night to SPI (copied to the
ooo-private@ and treasurer@ list as replies may contain financial
information).

Ross

On 20 June 2012 15:46, Donald Harbison <dpharbison@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 8:33 PM, Wolf Halton <wolf.halton@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM, Donald Harbison <dpharbison@gmail.com
>> >wrote:
>>
>> > On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM, Wolf Halton <wolf.halton@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > > On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 12:05 PM, MJ Ray <mjr@debian.org> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com>
>> > > > > I'm jumping in and speaking as a mentor of AOO and  ASF VP of
>> > > > > Community Development.
>> > > >
>> > > > Thanks - and just to be clear, I'm only speaking as an ordinary
>> > > > contributing member of SPI, who felt a responsibility to ask what
I
>> > > > felt were obvious questions.  So, I can't see any of these emails:
>> > > >
>> > > > > [...] For
>> > > > > more information on this please see the mail sent by Wolf Halton
to
>> > > > > treasurer@spi-inc.org on 19 March 2012 (subject "monies collected
>> > for
>> > > > > OpenOffice.org") and copied to board@spi-inc.org by Michael
>> > > > > Schultheiss on the same day. [...]
>> > > >
>> > > > as - for reasons which I think I know and agree with - those
>> mailboxes
>> > > > are not visible to all members.
>> > > >
>> > > > Thanks for quoting parts of it, but it's enough to learn that
>> > > > assurances have been sent.  I trust the board to judge whether they
>> > > > feel that they are sufficient to ensure that SPI-held funds are used
>> > > > honestly, as described at the time they were raised.
>> > > >
>> > > > Thanks also for explaining the absence from the projects listing.
>> > > >
>> > > > (I am, of course, saddened to see an association-supported project
>> now
>> > > > apparently forked into two(?) foundation-supported projects, because
>> > > > open and voluntary membership and equality are important to me, but
>> > > > I'm just odd like that.)
>> > > >
>> > > > Regards,
>> > > > --
>> > > > MJ Ray (slef), member of www.software.coop, a for-more-than-profit
>> > > co-op.
>> > > > http://koha-community.org supporter, web and library systems
>> > developer.
>> > > > In My Opinion Only: see http://mjr.towers.org.uk/email.html
>> > > > Available for hire (including development) at
>> > http://www.software.coop/
>> > > >
>> > >
>> > > Thanks for getting the funds released.
>> > >
>> >
>> > Wolf, have the funds been received by Fundraising@ ?
>> >
>> > I was under the impression that they have not been.
>> >
>> > This will be helpful to know as we focus on how to plan the OpenOffice
>> > track within the ApacheCon Europe for November.
>> >
>> >
>> > >
>> > > Wolf
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > This Apt Has Super Cow Powers - http://sourcefreedom.com
>> > > Advancing Libraries Together - http://LYRASIS.org
>> > >
>> >
>>
>> Don,
>> Louis has been leading the charge here for a little while and I have fallen
>> out of the loop a bit.
>>
>
> Louis, are you working this to conclusion with Michael @SPI? I recommend we
> close this out asap if there are no further outstanding issues, which I
> don't think there are, other than to link Fundraising@ with Michael to
> conclude the transaction.
> See Sam's note following for a suggestion on the next step in this regard.
>
>
>>
>> Wolf
>>
>> --
>> This Apt Has Super Cow Powers - http://sourcefreedom.com
>> Open-Source Software in Libraries - http://FOSS4Lib.org
>> Advancing Libraries Together - http://LYRASIS.org
>> Apache Open Office Developer wolfhalton@apache.org
>>



-- 
Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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