Re: Minutes for the Board meeting of February 25th, 2014

Also to note that moving valuables would demand paying and handling
customs paperwork. A box with 1000 of valuables can be $200 only for
import tax, no matter the purpose.

This can be avoided with temporal internment methods but that requires
*lots* of time, legal entities established and still some money. And
it is different from country to country.

Regarding banners and stickers and such, South América is dirt cheap
for producing those. So there would be little benefit with printed

Money is still the better option.

On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 1:51 PM, Germán Póo-Caamaño <gpoo gnome org> wrote:
On Tue, 2014-03-04 at 10:15 +0000, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:

= Minutes for Tuesday, February 25th, 2014, 17:00 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
 * Monday, March 3rd, 2014, 16:00 UTC
  * Should we set aside funding for a South American event box?
   * '''ACTION''': Kat to ask South American events organisers for the
Foundation to sponsor an event box
   * Expected cost: USD 1000 to USD 2500

This can turn out very expensive and inconvenient for people there.

Have in mind that South America is bigger than appears in the map. Just
for a reference, Ecuador -that tiny country in the map- looks smaller
than France, but it is ~70,000 square kms bigger, it doubles size UK.

So, sending the event box from Lima to Santiago is equivalent in
distance to Oslo-Lisbon, and Lima-Sao Paulo is equivalent in distance
than Moscow-Lisbon.  That is without considering the distances to other
places within each country.

The countries are not as well connected as in Europe.  Sending an event
box two or three times between countries could become as expensive as
having two event boxes (courier, insurance, customs, etc.), something
that might not be affordable by local people.

Germán Poo-Caamaño

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