[foundation-board] OKFN-DE funding proposal take two

Martin Keegan martin at no.ucant.org
Mon Jun 25 17:41:39 UTC 2012

On Wed, 20 Jun 2012, Laura James wrote:

> Nothing has changed since last week.
> My concerns are that the original proposal was judged weak by the board, and
> despite some efforts the present version is little improved in the aspects
> felt weak at the time(unclear figures; hard to tell what happens if funding
> is not secured). As such I feel unable to back it strongly. Nonetheless we
> run a risk if we do not offer some support; it seems the group is
> struggling. I would hope that by offering a modest sum we show goodwill, but
> also by applying conditions we encourage the group to pull themselves
> together.

What is this risk we are running? Is there a danger the group will 
collapse if we don't fund both proposals? Might it undergo a more 
financially astute collapse if we only fund one of them?


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