Meetings

FOSDEM 2013

The face-to-face meetings are a place for the people who try to Get Stuff Done at various open source projects and non-profits around open source to congregate, share information, and pick each others' brains.

The restaurant is now heading towards full. I've created a standby list - basically, if you're not on the list and want to eat with us, please let me know, turn up, have a drink with us before dinner, and if there's a spare seat at 8:30 (or we can fit in an extra two or three chairs) you're welcome to stay.

When and Where:

Friday 8:00pm, restaurant Les Chapeliers, Rue des Chapeliers 3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium (we'll order food at 8:30pm) at FOSDEM 2013.

FOSDEM 2012

The face-to-face meetings are a place for the people who try to Get Stuff Done at various open source projects and non-profits around open source to congregate, share information, and pick each others' brains.

When and Where:

Friday, February 3, 7:45pm, at FOSDEM.

Brasserie Jaloa
5-7 Place Sainte Catherine
1000 Brussels
+ 32 02 512 1831

Should I Start A Non-Profit Organization (NPO) for my FLOSS Project?

Should I Start A Non-Profit Organization (NPO) for my FLOSS Project?

Most FLOSS projects probably *could* benefit from the structure and services
that a NPO could provide. However, whether or not you need to start your own
NPO to gain these services is a different question. We'll try to address both
issues in this document.

TYPICAL BENEFITS OF NPO EXISTENCE FOR FLOSS PROJECTS

- Ability to raise funds more easily/effectively
- They can give donors a tax benefit, and avoiding taxes on funds raised
- It may help them create a governance structure

Meet the Funders Planning Page

Purpose: Spread the word about free software among the large foundations that fund nonprofit work.

The plan:

Hold a "Meet the Funders" Event.

  • Have two events, one in the Bay area (target companies and some Foundations) and one in the New York City area (target Foundations like the Ford Foundation.)
  • Have one of the funders open the event.

OSCON 2009

The face-to-face meetings are a place for the people who try to Get Stuff Done at various open source projects and non-profits around open source to congregate, share information, and pick each others' brains. This year we will meet in July in San Jose California (USA). The meeting will be held on the Sunday and Monday before OSCON 2009, partly overlapping and in co-operation with the Community Leadership Summit being organised by Jono Bacon.

FLOSS Foundations at SCaLE 2009

The face-to-face meetings are a place for the people who try to Get Stuff Done at various open source projects and non-profits around open source to congregate, share information, and pick each others' brains.

When and Where:

Friday, February 20th, Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), Westin Hotel, National Room, 7PM - 9PM

Attendee Layout, in a circle:

Notes from FLOSS Foundations at OSCON 2008

Allison's Notes

Update on Software for FLOSS Non-Profits:

- LedgerSMB (fork of SQL Ledger) is not ready for prime time. Goal was LedgerNPO for non-profits. Needed a code refactor, not finished yet.
- CiviCRM, Mozilla is about to deploy. Good for managing infrastructure, only very small tools for financial organization.
- TinyERP (was OpenERP), have a large set of accounting modules. Geared toward corporate use, have some modules that could be used for non-profit.
- Razor's Edge, proprietary.
- DonorWare, proprietary, built on open source WebGUI.

Attendee Layout

Morning, Saturday 2008-07-19
Michael Dexter (BSDFund.org, LinuxFund.org)
Henri Yandell (Apache)          Kaliya Hamlin (Identity Commons)
Don Smith (Eclipse.org)         Scott Rainey (LinuxFund.org)
Luis Villa (legal, GNOME)       Gerv Markham (Mozilla)
Jacob Kaplan-Moss (Django)      Karl Fogel (questioncopyright.org, Subversion)
Dave Neary (GNOME)              Zak Greant (Mozilla)
Allison Randal (Perl, Parrot)   Bradley Kuhn (Conservancy / SFLC)
Karen Sandler (SFLC lawyer)     Josh Berkus (SPI / PostgreSQL)

FLOSS Foundations at OSCON 2005

The summit is a place for the people who try to Get Stuff Done at the various non-profits around open source to congregate, share information, and pick each others' brains. This was the first FLOSS summit.

When? Where?

July 30 and 31 in Portland, OR. The summit was held immediately before OSCON, at the Oregon Convention Center.

Who?

Final attendee list:

FLOSS Foundations at EuroOSCON 2005

The Free/Libre Open Source Software Project Summit aims to be a place for the people who try to Get Stuff Done at the various non-profits around open source to congregate, share information, and pick each others' brains. This is the second FLOSS summit, following in the vein of the original summit.

Notes

The notes for this meeting are below. Please review and correct these notes as appropriate.

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