Huge thanks to everyone who worked on and participated in this, especially the FCIG. This is a huge and crucial step to ensuring the conference's success.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Galen Charlton
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2017 4:01 AM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Results of Code4Lib Fiscal Continuity vote
The results of the Code4Lib fiscal continuity vote that concluded on 3 November are now available. A total of 310 responses were received.
The first question asked the community to decide how to proceed with three broad options outlined in the report. Those options were:
a) Do nothing/Maintain status quo: Local Conference Planning Committees bear burden of finding and recruiting a local “fiscal host”
for conference each year
b) Secure an ongoing fiscal sponsorship for C4L: pursue one of the offers from possible fiscal sponsors outlined in the FCIG Report
c) Incorporate C4L as a nonprofit entity
Voters could assign a numerical score between 0 and 3 inclusive for each option, with 0 signifying least favored and 3 signifying most favored. The total score given to each option was:
* Do nothing/maintain status quo: 184
* Secure an ongoing fiscal sponsorship: 805
* Incorporate C4L as a nonprofit entity: 413
The second question asked the community to rank potential fiscal sponsors if the community chose to secure such sponsorship. As with the first question, voters could assign a numerical score from 0 to 3.
The four options and the total score given each one are:
* ALA/LITA: 210
* DLF/CLIR: 771
* Open Library Federation: 423
* DuraSpace: 326
A breakdown of how the scores were calculated can be found at <https://wiki.code4lib.org/Fiscal_Continuity#Additional_information>.
Based on the number of responses received and the scores, it is the opinion of the Fiscal Continuity IG that there is now sufficient agreement to proceed with formally entering into discussions with DLF/CLIR to set up ongoing fiscal sponsorship.
With the conclusion of this vote following the publication of the FCIG's report, the Fiscal Continuity Interest Group hereby dissolves itself, although individual members of the FCIG may choose to be involved in further implementation steps.
As chair of the FCIG, I would like to thank Coral Sheldon-Hess, Morgan McKeehan, Cary Gordon, Beatrice Pulliam, and Eric Lease Morgan for their ongoing assistance in this process. I would also like to thank everybody who took the time to read the report and participate in the vote and the many discussions that took place around it.
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