[BangPypers] Today's IRC meeting

Ramakrishna Reddy ramkrsna at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 08:23:12 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:
>> * Date
>>   - When is the conference?
> 3,4,5 september 2009
>>   - Are there other conferences around at the same time?
> this is India - no one plans so far ahead ;-)
>> * 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.

True. this is very important point to be discussed. Starting a society
just for the purpose of PyCon India will be very premature. The other
possibility is to handle funds via pre established organisations. NRC
FOSS would be ideal, @lawgon is there a possibility of this. There are
other societies like ILUGD, but it will be better if we can have a
academic + research body like NRCFOSS handle out finances, rather than

[OT] Forming a Python Foundation India will be Ideal, but thats a
whole  another issue, but lets concentrate on PyCon first. May be we
can launch the society in the conference itself, as all the stake
holders will be present there. Its easier to get signatures also.

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