Prospectus [was Re: [ALL] Stop talking....do it
Dan at SqueakLand.org
Wed Feb 6 15:57:13 UTC 2002
>Stephane Ducasse <ducasse at iam.unibe.ch> said:
>>So I started to see some projects moving on so this is good, but I think
>>that we should move faster. So when is the deadline for having a war plan
>>for SqF? Should we propose some budgeted actions? Who is responsible for
And Cees replied...
>The war plan is that before we accept money, we incorporate SqF so that
>there is an entity to send the money to. The deadline for setting up SqF
>has been self-imposed by Dan and accepted by the rest and is in June
>(I would have to dig into the archives to see whether it was June 1 or
>June 30, I think the former).
Yes, June 1, but that was just a date by which to have put in place something more democratically determined than the interim structure.
In fact I think we can be legal enough to accept money in something like a month, and I think we should continue to press in this direction. We lost a couple of weeks because of a misunderstanding about who had the ball, but I think we're back on track or will be soon.
That said, even if it took two months to become official, it is never too soon to find sponsors. I think it would be a very informative exercise to assemble a prospectus: a reasonable presentation saying what we're about and where contributions would go. That would allow anyone to solicit funds in a consistent manner without creating a lot of confusion.
I would say this is a candidate project of fairly high priority, and probably belongs in the PR and Web Presence project. I am not willing to take it on, so this is a challenge to all for a bit of self-organization.
In support, however, I will boost the priority of getting out a "Where Squeak is Headed" for review and presentation to the board. That, presumably, would be a useful backbone for all our organizational and financial projects.
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