[foundation-board] Funding proposal to Technology Strategy Board
metazool at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 11:07:41 UTC 2010
On 27/10/2010 11:35, Rufus Pollock wrote:
> The proposal involves a partnership between OpenlyLocal and the OKF to
> work on an "Open Data Platform for Public Sector Business
Sounds fascinating. Wishing the call had appeared on my radar.
Well done for putting it together in a short time.
> I would note that the EoI does *not* commit us to proceeding with the
> bid so this proposal in no way commits the OKF -- if it had I would
> obviously have notified the board in advance of any action (normally I
> would have notified the board in any case but this was done in a bit
> of a last-minute rush before last Thursday's deadline ...).
> If we do get selected to go through to the 'next round' I will notify
> the board and we can all review the proposal (though of course any
> feedback right now would be useful).
Forgive me for sounding like a cracked record; but this doesn't sit very
well with the desire, collectively expressed at the summer Board
meeting, to make the Board's role in decision-making arms-length,
focusing on the financial and legal health of the organisation.
I'm sure there's a much bigger group of people who would all have useful
comments on the proposal. Do you see any disadvantage to working on it
in public? Not with a fanfare of blogs and tweets, just somewhere where
interested parties outside of the Board can review?
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