[foundation-board] Conference call sponsorship?

Jordan S Hatcher jordan at opencontentlawyer.com
Tue Jun 1 10:36:03 UTC 2010

I have now put in a request to BT...


On 31 May 2010, at 19:00, Jonathan Gray wrote:

> Hi Jordan,
> I wonder whether you might possibly be able to speak to your contacts
> at BT's open source wing to see if there's any possibility of in-kind
> sponsorship of conference call facilities? (See below for brief
> background on this.)
> The other option is to speak to Cisco -- who do very serious
> conference call technology, but I'm not sure about whether they
> actually provide conference call services (I suspect not?).
> Does anyone have any other cunning ideas about who might sponsor
> conference call facilities? I think in-kind sponsorship would be
> preferable to providing cash -- as I suspect we'll actually be
> clocking up quite big bills. E.g. at a minimum: 10 groups x 10
> participants x 12 meetings per year x 60 minutes x £0.10 a minute =
> £7200. I can quite easily imagine this doubling!
> All the best,
> Jonathan
> Background:
> One of the things that will be critical for the growth of the Open
> Knowledge Foundation's Working Groups in the next few years is having
> regular (i.e. monthly or more) conference calls with working group
> members -- who are scattered all over the globe.
> We have found (the hard way!) that there are limits to the number of
> callers on Skype -- and hence we are fairly urgently in need of robust
> and scalable conference call facilities to enable us to continue and
> expand our activities.
> -- 
> Jonathan Gray
> Community Coordinator
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
> http://blog.okfn.org
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Mr. Jordan S Hatcher, JD, LLM

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