[EuroPython] Formal organisation
jacob at strakt.com
Wed Jan 21 10:56:26 EST 2004
We need to form a formal organisation that has its own financials for
Europython, so that we are separate from anyones private economy or any
company financials. This is required to protect both Europython and the
It will also allow us to keep bank accounts and other infrastructure in the
name of Europython.
I see 2 main possibilities:
1. We form a separate non-profit organisation.
2. We form a Special Interest Group under the Python Business forum.
Either way works for me. Alternative 2 involves less paper work, but creates a
tie that may affect the way people view Europython.
I'd like to hold a vote on this issue at the next general meeting, and I'd
like to have any debate over the matter happen before the meeting, so that we
don't spend time that is needed for urgent issues on a matter that could be
discussed for a very long time.
Since I am chairman of the PBF as well as head organiser for Europython, I
have double interests. For this reason, I will not cast my vote in this
Once the decision is made, I will immediately start the creation of the
organisation, whichever form we decide on.
If we select alternative 1, I would suggest making it a non-profit society
under Swedish law (like the PBF), as I have experience with doing this, have
most of the templates to do the paperwork and it is a very quick process.
If somebody wants to suggest another alternative, I would like to hear about
that as soon as possible.
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