[okfn-coord] Fwd: FW: [pd-discuss] Public Domain Calculators Meeting, University of Cambridge, 10-11th November 2009

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Nov 4 20:44:47 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> What's our total budget from COMMUNIA and does it cover flying people
> in for the workshop?

So our 2008-9 budget was 4800 Euros [1]. (We have received half of it
now I think. It might be the case that we don't receive the second
half if we don't spend it quick enough.) Of this, so far we've spent
£900 [2].

The 2009-2010 budget should be another 4800 Euros.

One thing Communia HQ emphasised was that we really need to spend the
budget as its a hassle to give the money back (and makes HQ look like
they overbudgeted/underspent - which is apparently a bad thing).

In addition to having OKF core attend more events - we should find
more ways for OKF community to use this budget. Communia HQ said OKF
determines who is OKF and who isn't - so we can decide who to bring on
our budget.

[1] See original email below and http://okfn.org/board/wiki/Communia
[2] See http://okfn.org/board/wiki/CommuniaExpenses

> If flying them in will still leave us with at leave, say, 2-3k EUR
> then I think we should do it (this seems to me to be enough to cover
> any expenses we'll incur going to COMMUNIA events in the next year).

Agreed I think so too. Will double check with HQ that we can reimburse
US attendants from OKF.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
Date: Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 11:50 AM
Subject: Communia Network Agreement + first bank transfer?
To: okfn-coord <okfn-coord at lists.okfn.org>

Hi all,

I've just been sent the COMMUNIA Network agreement. Once this is
signed by an authorised OKF legal representative, we can send it off
and receive our first installment of €2880.

Background info at:


Network agreement at:


Does anyone want to be the OKF legal representative? :-)

Best wishes,


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Federica Cedriano <federica.cedriano at polito.it>
Date: Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 12:07 PM
Subject: Network Agreement followed by the 1st instalment bank transfer
To: Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>, okfn.jonathan.gray at googlemail.com
Cc: "J.C. De Martin" <demartin at polito.it>, Maria Teresa Medina
Quintana <mariateresa.medina at polito.it>, "selinaf at libero.it"
<selinaf at libero.it>

Dear Jonathan,

I hope this message finds you well.
Please find here enclosed the Network Agreement in Open, Word and .pdf format.
In order to speed up the bank transfer procedure I would ask you to
fill in the part concerning OKF coordinates, annexes included.
After that you can scan it and send it by e-mail so that our
accounting department will wire the OKF the payment of the 1st
instalment (2880 €) as soon as we receive the document filled and
signed by OKF legally authorised rapresentative.

Thank you so much for your patience.

All my best,


Federica Cedriano
Administrative and Project Manager

NEXA Center for Internet & Society
Politecnico di Torino
Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica
C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
10129 Torino - Italy

Tel. +39 011 564 5956
Fax. +39 011 564 7216
e-mail: federica.cedriano at polito.it

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

> 2009/11/4 Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>:
>> Hi all,
>> We (qua Communia member) need to decide fairly promptly whether or not
>> we allocate some of our Communia funding to fly out someone from
>> Tulane in the US to the public domain calculators meeting in Cambridge
>> next week. If we want to fly them out, the quicker we act the cheaper
>> it will be. (So +1/-1s from anyone would be appreciated!)
>> Cons: it will use up around $1200-1600 of our budget. We will have to
>> arrange to reimburse them to US bank account. Additional hassle and
>> paperwork on our end.
>> Pros: it would be really useful to have them at the workshop. We will
>> probably not get through our Communia budget (especially at our
>> current rate) which is several thousand Euros per year - so could be
>> useful to use it on something good. Longer term there is scope for
>> cooperating with them on a bid for an international PD calculator
>> project. Rufus and I spoke to them to day and sounds like what they've
>> got is quite developed...
>> As an aside - I think it would be *really* good if we could try and
>> arrange for as many core OKF people as possible to attend a Communia
>> meeting next year. It would be great to introduce you all to other
>> interesting people from projects/orgs across Europe - and this is what
>> our budget is for! (Just in case this makes a difference to people's
>> views re: budget..)
>> Any/all thoughts welcome...
>> Best,
>> J.
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Jonathan Gray

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