While I expect I will vote for the fiscal agent proposal, I would like to point out that even if we use a fiscal sponsor, it may be desirable to ALSO incorporate a Code4Lib entity. Without the burden of having to manage conference finances, a Code4Lib entity would be freer to create and operate under by-laws that closely match "the DIY spirit of the community".
> On Sep 30, 2017, at 10:55 AM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> For what it is worth, I will vote for us to incorporate in lieu of us doing nothing or partnering with a fiscal agent. I have nothing against any of the fiscal agents. They are all good groups of people with more things in common than differences. I just think that if we incorporate, then we will have a wider set of options made available to us. The act of incorporating will be empowering. I believe incorporating is in the DIY spirit of our community. I believe incorporating is in the best interest of Code4Lib. We have all of the necessary resources: cash, experience, and vision. All we need to do is the work, which will be almost equal to the work involved in creating and managing a relationship with a fiscal agent. I think we can make it happen. —Eric Lease Morgan