AW: [EuroPython] Budget Team: Association (EEIG / EWIV) Links; Chareloi team

M.-A. Lemburg
Fri, 22 Feb 2002 10:39:58 +0100

Denis wrote:
> Le Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 10:22:18AM +0100, M.-A. Lemburg pianota:
> > Andrew Smart wrote:
> > > To get local support from Belgium / Chareloi we need someone from
> > > Belgium/Chareloi who is willing to be member at least and helps us with the
> > > local registration... Anyone reading?
> >
> > I think this is the most important part of it: if we lose the
> > CEME, we'll have an open air event :-/
> Sorry not to be present enough in this discussion : these days have been
> really loaded for me.
> The positive point is that I met lots of people to which I asked for
> support (IBM, Systemat, O'Reilly, TV people, and a lot more).

That's good news !
> The negative point is that I've been rarely posting. I tried to read
> every message and this has consumed the time I could give to the
> mailing-list.
> Back to the point :
> I proposed (as Joachim) we use existing structures *for_the_moment*,
> so that we're not in a hurry to create a brand new EuroPython org.

Sorry, I must have missed this posting.

> Nobody seems to take this alternative into account.
> The requirements seem to be :
> 1. a non-profit organization
> 2. preferably Belgium/Charleroi based
> 3. with a bank account quickly effective
> P3B fullfills these requirements.
> What else do you want ?
> Why is that proposition not valuable ?
> Is it because you wouldn't trust P3B ?

Not really :-) I think the major points have to do with 
lack of information about P3B, e.g. the web-site doesn't
mention the fact that P3B is officially recognized as
non-profit org, the bylaws are not public, neither are
meeting minutes, the mission statement, etc.

Apart from not having any information on P3B, I have
a feeling that people from the org team will want to 
play an important role in the organization, i.e.
as board members, and it's not clear how this fits
with P3B.

Finally, if we are going to go for a EEIG at some
later point, P3B wouldn't be able to become member
of it (because of its non-profit status). Not sure if
that should bother us, but might be of importance for
the overall concept.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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