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Date

28 March 2012

How To Join

Contact Jamie Thomas for more information on how to join the call.

In Attendance

Agenda

  • AOB
  • WHO SE Asia - Paul
  • Funding and Fund Raising - Hamish

Meeting Minute

View at notes.openmrs.org

Attendees
Jamie Thomas
Michael Downey
Michael Seaton
Darius Jazayeri
Andy Kanter
Hamish Fraser
Apologies
Burke Mamlin
Chris Seebregts

Agenda
AOB
WHO SE Asia
Funding and Fund Raising

Minutes

  • AOB
  • Back Office Inc.
    • Spending money should be mentioned here
    • Have an accounting and book keeping firm
    • they are working on setting us up right now
    • they will provide support for taxes
    • GSoC and conference fees will go here
    • we are presumed to be non profit until we here no or yes, so we will not have to pay taxes unless we hear no
    • we can receive tax free donations now as well
    • offically non for profit org in the state of indiana so we are already exempt from sales taxes - https://wiki.openmrs.org/display/RES/OpenMRS1+Limited
    • laywer says that we can bank beyond this year with no worries, but want to get it in a formal written form from her
    • Have not spent money at this time but talk about it going towards - support of michael, dev community process/darius
    • Need formalization around operational plan to present to the board - first discussion planned for April 11th
  • IRS Update
    • Paul spoke with our lawyer about IRS conversation she had
    • sometimes there orgs that benefit to charitable entities they support so IRS is wanting us to justify and clarify the focus of the non-profit
    • releasing work as open local capacity and "keys to the kingdom" entities could use it but the risk of that happening is very small
    • need formal notice from IRS so we can respond to it, have not received this yet and when we do we will answer this letter as a group
    • Hamish believes that it will be helpful to get letters of support from PIH becasue this is a humanitarian org
    • Paul says the lawyer feels that this will be a fact driven process
    • The fact is that OpenMRS is being used in a charitable fashion
  • WHO South Asia
    • Jytosia wanted help implementing in Nepal
    • Paul put Jytosia in touch with IRD and TW
    • Wants OpenMRS Inc. to provide high level implementation consultation services to support approaches and let other implement.
    • Let her know that we are not fully architected to do this yet and she is willing to help us get there.
    • Countries need a blueprint for how to approach an implementation and as a community we want to provide this blueprint to make sure it is a success.
    • Want to convey that we are not out there looking for implementation work. That doesn't imply OpenMRS shouldn't take a subcontract to do software development.
    • Do not have engineers at this time to do this but can put that on the wishlist
  • Funding and Fund Raising
  • Road Map Process
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