R: [Foundation] I: [Board] Agenda Discussion

Iain Shigeoka iain.shigeoka at messaginglogic.com
Thu Sep 26 11:49:01 CDT 2002


On 9/25/02 11:00 AM, "Peter Saint-Andre" <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:

> I'm wondering if we need a dedicated Fundraising Committee? Also it would
> be good to get a commitment from the Board (and maybe that lazy Executive
> Director) on some fundraising targets and a draft budget before the next
> Board meeting.

I really like the idea of a Fundraising Committee.  Since so many Jabber
participants are open source (unfunded) contributors, I think it would be
really good to help sponsor more of the active members (e.g. Adam Theo etc)
to attend the various Jabber related meatspace meetings (like JabberCon).
Basic things like airfare, minimal per diem for food, and housing. If we are
really successful, perhaps also helping them go to larger venue open source
conferences to represent Jabber (e.g. LinuxWorld).

I also think with JabberPowered coming around, it wouldn't be unreasonable
to think that we could combine such efforts with a branding and
merchandising effort (tshirts and whatnot).

-iain




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