Motion to request a membership donation Motion: To request a membership donation from each currently active Sugar Labs Member to be allocated to the General Fund for the calendar year of 2016, and a public statement about how they use Sugar and why they are involved in Sugar Labs to post on the website; there is no penalty for not paying a membership or not providing a statement; by default members who donate will be kept private, and requested to opt-in to be recognised. The donation requested will be $12 USD from members who self-identify as low-income (such as students); $36 USD from general members; $120 from members who can opt-in to be placed prominently on the website; and $600 from members who can (privately if they wish) submit a release codename, subject to SLOB approval.
Secundo la moción. ___________________ Lic. José Miguel García Montevideo - Uruguay 2016-06-04 14:24 GMT-03:00 Dave Crossland <d...@lab6.com>: > Hi > > On 4 June 2016 at 07:48, Adam Holt <h...@laptop.org> wrote: > >> As this is a very thoughtful proposal, I contacted SFConservancy's >> general counsel to verify it is legal given 501(c)3 non-profit laws can be >> strict, and he emphasized 2 things: >> >> (1) no tangible benefits may be offered in return for a donation >> (otherwise it is not a donation, by law!) >> >> (2) if such transactions were ever to become quasi-mandatory (similar to >> membership dues in many other organizations) he would strongly prefer we >> not use the word "Member" and rather use terminology like "Patron" >> (commonly-used word in charitable circles, and doesn't imply explicit >> benefits), "Lab Assistants," or "Sugar Labs Official Patrons" (SLOPs, not >> my choice!), or "Sweet Teeth," etc, with a fun logo (that fits in with the >> existing "Sugar Labs" brand). >> > > Thanks for checking in with Conservancy on this :) > > Fortunately no benefits in the motion are tangible, and no transactions > are mandatory. > > >> Finally while I'm not at all against this very thoughtful proposal going >> forward increasingly seriously, there is a *Ton* of overhead to managing >> $12 donations, > > > Adam, I don't understand your assertion at all! > > I imagine that when someone sends $12 via PayPal, then Paypal > automatically takes its fee and deposits the remainder in the Conservancy > account; then Conservancy is obliged to perform the light and simple task > of transferring 10% of that to their account and 90% to their SL ear-marked > account, which they do with ledger-cli, which they are familiar with. I > imagine that Conservancy staff are familiar with performing this task on a > weekly basis, if not more frequently. I do not think this will be a burden. > Have any Conservancy staff expressed that this will be a burden? If it was > a burden, they are earning their 10%, so I would see no reason to not to > place that burden on them, if there was one, which there isn't. > > Please list all the management tasks you think are associated with a $12 > donation to be performed by anyone. > > -- > Cheers > Dave > > _______________________________________________ > SLOBs mailing list > sl...@lists.sugarlabs.org > http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/slobs > >
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