[foundation-board] Conference call sponsorship?
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Jun 1 10:44:30 UTC 2010
*Amazing*! Many thanks Jordan!
We've been getting comments on several recent calls about how much
better it is to speak to people than just to do everything by email!
Also think it does a lot to build a sense of shared purpose...
All the best,
On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 12:36 PM, Jordan S Hatcher
<jordan at opencontentlawyer.com> wrote:
> 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,
>> 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
> Mr. Jordan S Hatcher, JD, LLM
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