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From: Sven <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: Consortium Caml
On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 02:30:09PM -0500, Michel Mauny wrote:
> Alex Baretta wrote/écrivait (Feb 05 2001, 11:55PM +0100):
> 
> > Why not allow individuals to join for about 50E per annum. No one
> > says such individuals should have as much weight as the 2kE members,
> > but yet they would contribute to the funding of project and to the
> > diffusion of the language.
> 
> The main problem is that membership to the Consortium generates
> paperwork costing more than 50 Euros (which is approximately 50
> US$). If INRIA was flexible enough in accepting donations, then it
> would be pretty easy to do as you suggest. Unfortunately, for each
> amount of money arriving here, there must be an invoice prepared by
> INRIA (and possibly a formal contract, but I am not a specialist of
> those issues).
> 
> I think that for the time being we should try to set up the Consortium
> with members supporting it with amounts starting from 2 kE, as stated
> in the membership agreement. We already have a few members in the
> pipeline, but we clearly need more.

What about creating a non-profit association or something such, where indiviudal members could apply, and give smaller than 2KE donations, and then they could become 1 member of the consortium.

This would limit the paperwork on part of the consortium, achieve the needed result, but well, would need other kind of paper work to create said association.

Also i don't know anything of international associations law, as well as the possibility to do such without ever meeting in person. I think it has already been done, i read somethign about such a thing somewhere, and then naturally, there is the example of debian.

Friendly,

Sven Luther