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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Spi-private] OpenOffice funds
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:46:54 GMT
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
>

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