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Re: [atlarge-discuss] Some Simple Facts...

> On Sat, 4 Jan 2003 07:35:08 -0800, "Bruce Young"
> <bruce@barelyadequate.info> wrote:
>>I don't disagree with most of this.  However, the appropriate order is
>>to create our organization first, then solicit funds.  Without a
>>legally approved organization, in whatever venue we wish to have it
>>approved, we can run into tax issues (at least in *this* country!).
> True and it is unbelievable we have not yet had a vote on where to
> incorporate and some draft bylaws, especially when there have bene
> several options now for several months.

Yes, this is quite unacceptable.  The current panel members have stymied 
this organization and deterred it from any progress whatsoever.  Perhaps 
its time for an election?

> I've been doing a bit of thinking about the funding issue and do
> believe that one of our problems is we are all volunteers and as we saw
> in DNSO it helps a lot to have some staff resource to help do
> things.
> Once we are incorporated and legal, it occurred to me that an approach
> to the nine gTLD registries, 100 or so registrars and 100 or so active
> ccTLDs for donations to help with interim staff support could well meet
> a favourable response.  I would not see this being more than a one off
> approach as we do not wish to be beholden to them, but to help us work
> our way up to self sustaining, I think many would contribute -
> especially those who have been supporters of bottom up at large
> involvement.

Excellent idea.  I would definitely support such a one-off intiative.

Sotiris Sotiropoulos

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