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Re: Meeting Minutes of Fedora EMEA NPO Meeting



JoergSimon (press fedoraemea org) said: 
>  === Foundation Accounting and Membership Registration Software ===
>  
>   * Ownership: Robert Scheck
>   * Progress: -
>   * Meeting Minutes:
>     * Available software costs money, ranging from 10-100 EURO/month, or 
> one-time fees.
>     * FOSS Software is old, unmaintained, or buggy/crappy. We do not have any 
> explicit requirements to administration / accounting.
>     * For now, a fairly simple spreadsheet should do, but with more members 
> you do need professional software to be able to keep track of mutations.
>     * Professional software has the advantage of being able to have 
> professional invoices and accounting as well.
>     * (Suggestion) Buy software or keep a spread-sheet, and look into linking 
> into FAS2, keeping the additional information downstream but using the 
> available information from upstream.
>     * Look into more sustainable software then professional / commercial / 
> proprietary anyway.
>   * Action Item:
>     * Robert Scheck buys professional software judging from what the bank 
> recommends.
>     * Requirements:
>       * Professional Membership Management [mandatory]
>       * Accounting [mandatory]
>       * Invoices / Bills [mandatory]
>       * Donation Receipts [mandatory]
>       * English version [optional]

This seems odd. Max, for example, has been doing budgets and placing them on the
wiki without having to resort to additional software. How many of the various
open source packages (GnuCash, sql-ledger, SugarCRM, etc.) have you investigated?

Bill


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