SFC video-chat discussion meeting notes

Daniel Pono Takamori pono@sfconservancy.org
Mon Sep 12 16:34:57 GMT 2022

And here's the info for the last meeting, happening in ~25 minutes at 17:00


To join this meeting by phone, dial:
Then enter 33966 as the conference PIN number.

Thanks Mark for the notes from the last meeting below.

See you soon!

On Sun, Sep 11, 2022 at 12:32:00AM +0200, Mark Wielaard via Overseers wrote:
> Here are the rough notes from the first two meetings.
> The SFC will host another one at 17:00 UTC Monday also on BigBlueButton.
> The link will be posted on the overseers mailinglist on Monday.
> > Meeting 15:00 UTC, September 9
> > 
> > SFC staff shared links to the Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement template
> > 
> > Fiscal sponsorship agreement talks about the structure, what's the best way
> > to describe it?
> > Concern: is defining the scope of the project difficult? There are legacy
> > projects, etc
> > Projects hosted by Sourceware will not become SFC projects
> > 
> >     * may need to write this into the agreement
> > 
> > Sourceware is well resourced enough to bring more projects on
> > 
> > Discussion about longevity and succession of Sourceware
> > Making sure that governance of the project is independent from any company
> > 
> > Discussed possible people to join the leadership committee
> > Possibly anyone who has root should be on the committee?
> > 
> > SFC recommends reaching out personally to overseers who have been active
> > over the last 10 years to make sure they've seen the discussion about
> > joining SFC and if they'd like to be involved.
> Meeting 18:00 UTC September 10
> Reached out to a few people personally who have a longtime involvment
> in projects and/or sourceware to see if they would be interested in
> joining the PLC
> Do member projects talk to each other?
>   Sometimes they do and there are a few mailing lists to do it but in
>   practice there hasn't been that much cross-project chatter. Recently
>   there was a great conversation amongst our projects about
>   GiveUpGitHub.org.
>   SFC will announce soon an in person event that may be a good venue
>   for more of this
> Could SFC help hire logo or web designers?
>     Definitely, we've hired multiple people in these roles in the last
>     few years and will continue to do so.
>     We like to favor small companies or individuals who use software
>     freedom tools, but have also hired larger companies.
> Conflict of interest policy: it is long, how will that work out with
> so many projects being hosted?
> https://sfconservancy.org/projects/policies/conflict-of-interest-policy.html
>     The policy is really only an issue when the person is going to
>     benefit financially from the project (or related situation)
>     In practice this works out easily, conflicted parties simply
>     recuse themselves from the relevant discussion
> How do in kind donations work?
>     Depending on the donation, we may need to track it on our books
>     Charitable deductions are possible where helpful for companies
>     Normally can evaluate logo placement or other sponsorship program
>     Organizations could be encouraged to continue donating in-kind
>     resources by formal recognition
> Discussion about other fiscal sponsor options, what SFC offers and
> what it doesn't, and different
>     historical trajectories of projects that look for large amounts of
>     funding vs. those who focus on long term survivability

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