[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu-ZA Moving Forward

David Rubin drubin at ubuntu.com
Sun Apr 11 20:43:07 BST 2010

On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 9:29 PM, Raoul Snyman
<raoul.snyman at saturnlaboratories.co.za> wrote:
> On Sunday 11 April 2010 20:01:02 David Rubin wrote:
>> Do we:
>> 1) Set up a dedicated bank account,
>> 2) Set up a paypal account,
>> 3) Appoint a person to keep track of the funds (publicly) and just
>> keep the money safe, or
>> 4) Hide some money under a bed.
> I think that we can get funding, but unfortunately all 4 of these options rely
> on one thing: having a person manage the finances. And no one ever really
> wants that job (no matter what they say).
> I think that having *sponsors* rather than *donors* is a better idea. A
> sponsor can sponsor something like hosting or a VPS or something. Then no
> money has to exchange hands (which you need a legal entity for, btw) and no
> one is dumped with the job of being treasurer.
> Also, from the company's perspective, often it's easier from an accounting
> point of view to work with sponsorship than with donations.

I really like this suggestion. I think it would work for most of what
we need "funding for" which basically would be hosting +
posters/cds/stickers every now and again.

I think we still need to try and find these *sponsors* though ;-p


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