Re: Donation plan? and more

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Wed Oct 27 2004 - 12:27:37 CDT

At 9:34 AM -0700 10/27/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
> > The OVC board will meet on November 11th and (1) develop a plan of
>> action for development, and (2) start a process for replacing Alan as
>> OVC President. I'm sure Alan will have a continuing role of some
>> sort. It might make sense to separate out the roles of OVC President
>> and a new role of OVC Executive Director. The current bylaws have
>> those as the same person.
>Wait a minute! Due to popular demand, I've said that I will stay on if we
>can get funding. Please don't assume we will fail.

The board will meet on November 11th one way or another.

I assume Alan's decision to follow through on your stated intention
to resign, or to instead stay on, will depend on whether there is
sufficient funding or prospects of funding by November 10th. We have
had hardly any few board meetings, and the decision to perform a
search or revise the bylaws must be done by the board. So I expect
that Alan will have made a decision before the board meeting.

I, for one, hope we can raise the money to accomplish some useful
goals, such as build production quality software and get it deployed,
and not just enough money to run the OVC and pay the President's
salary. If we are able to accomplish that, and quite a few of us
done a lot without fundraising success so far to try to accomplish

We've raised enough money (thanks largely to Alan) to keep OVC barely
afloat financially. In addition, a third party recently paid Alan a
little more than that, a drop in the bucket considering he's received
almost nothing in his nearly 4 years of work on this effort.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424
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