That would be a pretty good deal, were it available now. It also dodges the organization question.
I do think, however, that having an organization would be good in the long run, and "Friends of" would be a move in that direction.
On Apr 11, 2014, at 6:23 AM, Peter Murray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> FWIW, LYRASIS used to have a team that did the financial work for associations and a couple years ago I talked with that group about what the service would look like and how much it would cost. There is a thread in the Code4LibCon group from three years ago on the topic:
> LYRASIS has since stopped offering that specific service (although we now do something similar on behalf of the ArchivesSpace project). I could run another request up the flag pole if there was sufficient interest from the community.
> On Apr 10, 2014, at 11:41 PM, Tom Cramer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Is black light a 501c3?
>> Nope. Just an OSS project with lots of contributors from awesome places : )
>> Off the top of my head, and in alphabetical order, the obvious (to me) ones in this space that might be candidates are DuraSpace and Lyrasis.
>> In time, DP.LA seems like a great possible candidate, though it is US-centric, I'm unsure of its corporate status (though they do seem to be able to cash and sign checks), and right now they might view C4L as a distraction more than an asset or timely alliance. (Others on this list might be in a better position to comment, ahem...)
>> I'm sure I'm leaving out other possibilities.
>> - Tom
>>> Riley Childs
>>> Asst. Head of IT Services
>>> Charlotte United Christian Academy
>>> (704) 497-2086
>>> Sent from my Windows Phone, please excuse mistakes
>>> From: Roy Tennant<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sent: 4/10/2014 11:25 PM
>>> To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Call for Old Conf Tshirt Logos
>>> We should probably toss out some ideas before approaching anyone. Getting
>>> the right fit would be important. Which 501(c)3's in our space do we think
>>> we may want to approach about being our fiscal agent? Maybe we should
>>> collect a list of suggestions and then (natch) vote on who to approach? We
>>> could then go down the list until we got a "yes".
>>> On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 8:21 PM, Riley Childs <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>> That might be a better idea then a fully independent code4lib organization.
>>>> Riley Childs
>>>> Asst. Head of IT Services
>>>> Charlotte United Christian Academy
>>>> (704) 497-2086
>>>> Sent from my Windows Phone, please excuse mistakes
>>>> From: Tom Cramer<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>>> Sent: 4/10/2014 11:20 PM
>>>> To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>>> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Call for Old Conf Tshirt Logos
>>>> What about approaching one of the existing 501c3's in our space to see if
>>>> they might be interested in and able to take this on for the community?
>>>> In addition to shirt revenues and yacht maintenance fees, it would be good
>>>> to have an agency that could help do banking for scholarships, and perhaps
>>>> pay forward any surpluses from one year's conference to the next year's
>>>> - Tom
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