[Listwork] [IMC-Finance] PROPOSAL: mailing list server payments
sascha at ucimc.org
Sun Aug 3 12:16:39 PDT 2008
Micah Anderson wrote:
>> On Mon, 7 Jul 2008 11:15:44 -0400, Micah Anderson <micah at
>> riseup.net> wrote:
>>> In July of 2007, I requested the disbursal of the funds that were
>>> allocated for the payment of the hosting of the Indymedia mailing
>>> list server called sarai. This money covered the hosting costs for
>>> server up through June of 2007. At that time I noted that the original
>>> proposal covered only the past and a new proposal needed to be made to
>>> for the new costs.
>>> I would like to make a funding proposal that IMC pay for the the
>>> between July 2007 and July 2008 ($600 @ $50/mo) and then begin a
>>> yearly payment schedule of payment in advance for a year of hosting at
>>> the same rate. This would mean a disbursement to Riseup now for $1200,
>>> and then a scheduled disbursement for $600 in July 2009. We can adjust
>>> the time to match any adjustment in the cost of the hosting, if we are
>>> able to reduce the rate over the year.
>>> Why are we so behind on these requests for money? Well, we didn't get
>>> the July 2007 disbursement until the end of February of 2008. But its
>>> also my fault, Riseup has been floating the costs to host this machine
>>> for almost a year in advance, and after I get enough pressure from the
>>> collective, I come to imc-finance and make a proposal to request that
>>> the past balance be paid.
>> Cyprus IndyMedia is also in agreement with Micah's proposal, and we're
>> thankful, Micah, that you're taking care of these things.
>> Paying all of our debt for the server and then paying ahead for one year
>> of service is a good way to go. And then we can discuss it again in
>> Summer 2009 when the time comes close to renew the service for the year
> Thanks for the agreement with the proposal everyone.
> Should we consider this proposal passed now? I am not familiar with the
> correct procedures here, but it is now almost one month since my
> original proposal.
Yes, according to the decision-making processes established for financial
disbursals, this proposal is now passed. Micah, can you send along disbursal
info to the finance at ucimc.org e-mail list so folks can send the funding?
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