[foundation-board] Fast approval needed: OSI Grant Agreement for €20k

Jason Kitcat jason.kitcat at okfn.org
Thu Sep 15 22:26:07 UTC 2011

Just to further clarify:

The contract is with OKF central and I have asked for the names to be amended accordingly, it is just OKF DE's account we are using to speed up disbursement. We will effectively sub-contract OKF DE to do that.


On 13 Sep 2011, at 23:14, Rufus Pollock wrote:

> On 13 September 2011 20:34, Jordan S Hatcher
> <jordan at opencontentlawyer.com> wrote:
>> On 12 Sep 2011, at 10:55, Jason Kitcat wrote:
>>> On 12 Sep 2011, at 08:48, Becky Hogge wrote:
>>>> It looks like this grant is for OKF Deutschland - don't they have
>>>> their own Board? Why are we signing this off?
>>> It is for OKF central but OKF DE will administer the funds for quick turn-around.
> Long story short: (IMO) there was a minor confusion -- the money
> should have just come to us. However we ended up putting OKF-De bank
> details because amount was in euros and we think they may handle
> disbursing some of the money.
> However, the money is contracted to OKF central.
>> I'm sorry, I'm not quite sure what that means.  If it is meant to go to OKF-DE, then they need to handle it do we not?
> It is only going to their bank account. Legally the money goes to OKF
> central and OKF-DE are only holding it on OKF central's behalf.
>> If we are receiving the money, then it needs to go to us. We can then contract OKF-DE to do the work can we not?
> Whether we subcontract or not (or whether they disburse monies on our
> behalf or not) the central point is the money is OKF central's money
> and OKF DE are only holding it on OKF Central's behalf (it is not
> their money).
> Rufus

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