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Re: [Ghm-discuss] First GHM 2018 Organizing Meeting

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: [Ghm-discuss] First GHM 2018 Organizing Meeting
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:31:25 +0200
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On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 07:44:30PM +0200, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
     Hi Alex,
     > The first organising meeting just finished.  Attached you should find
     > the meeting notes (org format).  Don't hesitate to respond if you have
     > questions / need clarifications.
     Thanks for the notes!  I couldn???t attend as my flight got delayed.
     > The next meeting will be Friday 29 September at 20h CET. Primary Agenda
     > item:
     > - discussion of financial organisation of next meeting.
     As John Sullivan wrote, the FSF is willing to handle finances for us.
     Is there really much to discuss here?
Yes and no.  John Sullivan has indicated willingness to allow us to use their
bank account for collecting monies.

In the absence of any better suggestion it solves that particular question.

But it opens up a whole lot more (for example):

1.  How long will it take between somebody paying, and us (the organisers) 
confirmation?  My guess is > 7 days.

2.  If we have to draw money in advance, (Eg: to put down a deposit for a 
how will that be possible? (will it be possible at all?)

"Financial Organisation" is a bit wider I think than what John Sullivan was 
Other questions relating to finance include:

* What level or surplus (or deficit) should we aim to achieve?
* What cost should we try to charge attendees?
* What policy should we have for subsidised attendance, and who decides?
* What should the cancellation policy be?


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