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Re: getting support for developers

From: Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su>
To: Gabriele Bartolini <gabriele(dot)bartolini(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: getting support for developers
Date: 2008-03-11 12:14:09
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thanks for your attention ! 
It's clear that the problem is important and not very specific, so
we (pg-community) should have a legal solution for this.

On Tue, 11 Mar 2008, Gabriele Bartolini wrote:

> Ciao Magnus,
> Yes. But I think the rules are reasonably similar across europe these days
>> - though of course not identical. I can only speak from the perspective of
>> the Swedish rules, which I know.
> In any case, we can't do this. We need professional advice and an accountant
> (or accounting firm) that follows PGEU activity from a financial and fiscal
> point of view. If you remember, when we (Italians) proposed the European
> association to be based in Italy, we provided a list of expenses which
> included full support (all year) by professional accountants.
> I assume PGEU will gather a sensible amount of money when sponsorships will
> be handled, and in that case I strongly suggest we get a professional
> accountant (maybe JPA will be more precise - in any case we could move this
> discussion on our list).
> But as you say, we'd need professional advice before we say what we *can*
>> do. I'm just saying it may be a lot less easy than it seems.
> Exactly. I guess it is no point of us going any further on this, as we need
> skilled professionals for this sort of activity.
> I'll just snip the other ideas which are good, but which reallyi is
>> something for the future :-)
> Yes, I agree. :)
> Insane ideas. Which very often come up on my mind. :) - If you only knew
> what I am thinking for the next PGDay ... :P
> Ciao,
> Gabriele

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