[EuroPython] Formal organisation

Tom Deprez tom at aragne.com
Wed Jan 21 14:31:38 EST 2004


I know Denis was working on this too. It might be good if Denis could
give his status on this.


Jacob Hallén wrote:
> 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 people involved.
> 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 matter.
> 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.
> Jacob Hallén
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