[Inpycon] tasks for the society
noufal at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 06:09:11 CET 2010
On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 10:31 AM, Sreekanth S Rameshaiah <sree at mahiti.org> wrote:
>> 1. fix date of formation - I suggest today 4th feb 2010. (the society is
>> defacto formed and functioning - the registration just gives it de jure
>> 2. We need web space to put up the basic documents, minutes of meetings,
>> accounts etc. A wiki should be enough for the start - hosting? use
>> wiki? set up our own vps which can be used for all our work? We have money
>> this - only some one will have to front the cash until our bank account is
>> ready. How about domain name?
> Suggest that we have a .in domain pycon.in ?
We can use the official Python wiki with a /PythonIndia namespace. No
need of a separate website. I see no value in that.
>> 3. We need to appoint a chartered accountant - here the treasurer should
>> the final word as he will be dealing with him. We need a person who has
>> knowledge to advise on electronic modes of keeping accounts that are in
>> accordance with law (we do not need the white ink generals from the 19th
> I suggest having a dedicated mailing list for the society board and this
> should be agreed there. If any members have any recomendations, please let
> us know.
-1 for a dedicated mailing list. I might be naive here but I don't
support any 'special' privileges for the society or for it's members.
If there are things to be discussed, we do them here - Even accounts.
I recently saw complete audits of the Atlanta PyCon sent out publicly
on the mailing lists so that things are clear. If later, the society
morphs into something that does significant stuff (like the PSF), we
can rethink this but as of now, it's just to create a bank account.
I must emphasise that money matters *have* to be be public.
>> 4. I met the axis bank people - netbanking with joint account is feasible.
>> Only thing is that a single mobile number has to be given for the PIN for
>> third party transfers - since the treasurer has primary responsibility we
>> have to give his number
I'm not sure of the details but there should always be more than a
single point of failure. If Sreekanth is unavailable/unreachable at a
critical juncture, we should always have an alternate person who we
can go to with the same powers (withdrawing money, using the net
banking account etc.).
>> 5. Once the web presence is in place of course we need to network with
>> orgs around the world and enroll members. This can go on at the pace at
>> we are comfortable.
> I agree.
+1 but we don't need to spend money/time on a VPS or anything for now.
Just a bunch of pages ont he official wiki are enough.
>> 6. mailing list and IRC channel - do we continue with this list? or start
>> new one? IRC channel is essential especially for conducting meetings.
> I suggest using this as is.
We can use this. I don't expect the traffic to be too much and if
necessary, we canadd a new one later.
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