Re: Call for OPW project ideas

Hello Magdalen,

On Sa, 2014-11-08 at 14:43 +0000, Magdalen Berns wrote:
I think it's fair to assume volunteers can't really afford to pay
individual liability cover for volunteer work and perhaps that they
should not be asked to pay for it either since they are making
valuable regular contributions. Perhaps projects (including GNOME)
involved in OPW (or generally, for that matter) should be asked
consider covering all their card carrying members with liability cover
to protect their members as they carry out volunteer work?

I do agree that having this sort of coverage for foundation members
and/or people signing a contract for e.g. OPW would be nice.
This would actually be a good incentive to become a foundation member
and/or sign the OPW contract in the first place.[1]


[1] Just accidentally breaking something while manning a GNOME booth at
a conference can easily cost a couple of hundred/thousand dollars. A
liability coverage would protect the volunteer in this case if they do
not have an insurance of their own.

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