Re: ASL/SPI partnership

From: "Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw)" <felipe(at)cathedrallabs(dot)org>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org, MJ Ray <mjr(at)phonecoop(dot)coop>, secretary(at)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: ASL/SPI partnership
Date: 2007-01-29 02:12:56
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On 01/24/2007 03:08 PM, Josh Berkus wrote:
>> So, an ASL-SPI partnership similar to the ffis-SPI one in theory seems
>> a good idea to me. I ask the next board meeting to state what the
>> requirements and process are for new SPI partnerships, whether they
>> are interested in partners in any particular countries and to contact
>> faw about an ASL-SPI partnership (address in headers).
> I take it that this would be just a pledge for them to pay our expenses in
> Brazil, and for us to pay theirs in N. America?

Yes, I think is is something like that. Since DebConf4,
is holding Debian's money and every once in a while, Brazilian Debian
Developers request Debian Project Leader (DPL) approval to use the money
to pay for a booth or to make some CDs. The money is also used in
situations like DebConf reimbursements.

>> About debconf 4: what has happened to the US$ 19k+ invested from
>> ? I don't remember seeing it on any SPI treasurer reports.
> We have an investment account that hasn't been part of my reports because I'm
> still working on mastering our checking account. Beyond that, I'm not sure
> what you're referring to; I wasn't here in 2003.

I don't know that also. ;)

Since the first contact from MJ Ray I was unsure on how to work
on a partnership between and SPI. I tried to contact a few people
from SPI a while ago without any answers. :-(

With the last change in the Debian Constitution, it seems that
DPL is able to apoint a list of "sister" organizations that can take
care of Debian's money, which is in fact what already happen, because do not use the money without DPL approval and a Brazilian DD
"hint" (which basically means, translating and forwarding mails to the
right people). ;)

Kind regards,

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