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Re: [Dfey-general-discuss] Group structure

From: Joe O'Dell
Subject: Re: [Dfey-general-discuss] Group structure
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 18:44:49 +0100

It is a very sensible idea, and one that could propel DFEY even further forward.

However - DFEY has stagnated lately, and I, personally, feel that we need to get stuck into some projects majorly before we become a not-for-profit group, as otherwise it will stay exactly where it is at this current moment in time.

There are many events that DFEY could participate/present at - I am currently thinking whether having a stall at Becta[1] to promote free and Open Source alternatives to schools and educational institutions.
Of course, this is something that the funding could benefit greatly, but I am especially worried about DFEY becoming dead-in-the-water, which I know none of us want.

A big "Thank You" to substance for the donation :)


[1] http://www.becta.org.uk/
Joe O'Dell

GreenerClassrooms Project Co-Ordinator

Fedora Ambassador & Contributor (FreeMedia)

bedsLUG Co-Ordinator

DFEY Member (SouthEast)

Ubuntu-UK Group Member

On 23 Apr 2010, at 18:14, Robert Leverington wrote:

Hello all,

DFEY has been had £500 donated to it by substance.coop, thank you to
them for this.  This will be primarily targetted at transport

Currently, however, we have no way to accept this donation.  DFEY has
never been a very formalised organisation, mainly because there was
never any need for it - but without this there is no way of having a
group bank account.

To that end I would like to propose that we sign up to the One Click
Orgs Beta programme [1], allowing us to cut out a large chunk of the
work involved in setting up a legal structure.  I saw a demonstration
of it at the London Hackspace this week and it seems to be a decent
application that will allow for a structured but dynamic group.

A couple of problems have been pointed out with regard to child
protection, and will have to be dealt with before this goes ahead.  (I
think we will need to speak with some professionals in this field at the
very least).

Does anyone have any comments?


[1] http://www.oneclickor.gs/

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