[BangPypers] Today's IRC meeting

Baiju M mbaiju at zeomega.net
Tue Mar 3 08:12:36 CET 2009

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 March 2009 10:30:16 Noufal Ibrahim wrote:
>> * Positions (IMPORTANT)
> handling money is the point where conferences here get into trouble. In order
> to open a bank account one needs to have a registered society/organisation. Of
> course an individual can open an account, but very few people would want to
> take the risk. We faced this problem last year with fossconf08 chennai. The
> LUG was not registered. NRC-FOSS handled the finances - it being a quasi-
> government body and subject to audit meant that no one could swallow the funds
> - or be accused of doing so. This is a possible solution - of course NRC-FOSS
> will take its cut for the administrative expenses involved. The other solution
> is to set up a registered body, but I feel this would be premature as we do
> not know what the response will be - this could be discussed in the conference
> and a body set up there somewhat on the lines of linux conf australia.

Yes, this is really something we need to discuss.

BTW, +1 for NRC-FOSS administering finance for PyCon India.

Baiju M

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