Re: [guadec-list] GUADEC sponsor brochure: GNOME.Asia pack
- From: Chema Casanova <jmcasanova igalia com>
- To: Germán Póo-Caamaño <gpoo gnome org>
- Cc: guadec-list <guadec-list gnome org>, Private communication among GNOME Asia committee <gnome-asia-committee-list gnome org>, GNOME Foundation Board <board-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [guadec-list] GUADEC sponsor brochure: GNOME.Asia pack
- Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 20:43:46 +0100
O Sáb, 24-03-2012 ás 11:39 -0700, Germán Póo-Caamaño escribiu:
> On Sat, 2012-03-24 at 19:07 +0100, William from Texas wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 5:45 PM, Brian Cameron <brian cameron oracle com> wrote:
> > >
> > > William from Texas:
> > >
> > > Looks really good to me. Two minor comments:
> > >
> > > 1. Item #3 in terms & conditions on page 7 says we only accept euros or
> > > USD for GUADEC, and only USD or HK$ (Hong Kong) for GNOME.Asia. It
> > > says we will accept other currencies if we agree.
> > >
> > > Wouldn't it just make the most sense to just say that we'd
> > > accept funding for any of these events in euros, USD or HK$?
> > > I'd think that's what we'd do anyway since we are already
> > > planning to handle all these currencies in the coming sponsorship
> > > year, and it seems less complicated to just say so.
> > Not sure how it would change things, though I feel there's a
> > difference between the two. Sure we can agree on a different currency,
> > but these are the ones we've agreed to be set-up to accept. Anyone a
> > here a Treasurer to give a say?
> I am not the treasure, but I do not see any problem. AFAIU, HK$ was
> added to make the sponsor easier for local/Asian sponsors. Nobody
> sponsoring only GUADEC will pay in HK$.
> If GNOME Foundation receives the funds, the currency will be converted
> and we will receive the funds in US dollars (with a fee).
For GNOME Hispano the funds will be received in an Euros account,
payments in US dollars will simply have the cost of the currency
> > > 2. On the form on page 8 you instruct people to FAX the form to
> > > a number. The GNOME Foundation does not have a public FAX
> > > number, so I recommend removing this. Perhaps we should point them
> > > to a web page with instructions instead? This way the instructions
> > > could change as we improve them over time.
> > >
> > > The address they should use is here if they wish to send it by
> > > regular mail:
> > >
> > > http://www.gnome.org/foundation/contacts/
> > >
> > > Since it seems many people just contact us by email to tell us they
> > > want to sponsor, providing an email contact to use would perhaps be
> > > the most useful information to give.
> > Contact also depends on who will receive the funds. I think GNOME
> > Hispano will do this for GUADEC in Europe, and maybe they have a fax
> > number? Txenoo said he was looking for solid contact details for this.
> > We also need to ensure out sponsors guadec org address is up and
> > running, though Karen will be dealing with a lot of direct sponsor
> > contact as well.
> email is the simplest and unique solution for everybody. Also, it is
> easier to deal with spam by email than by fax. If a potential sponsor
> really requires a fax is required, it can be given upon request.
Now the sponsors guadec org email address is received by Bob,
Williamfromtexas, Karen and me. And it is working now.
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