Changeset - 8179150188e3
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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 11 years ago 2010-10-04 00:25:30
bkuhn@ebb.org
Beginning work on members submenu group on the site:
* wrote services page.
* created template.
* added submenu to CSS.
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www/conservancy/static/members/services/index.html
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{% extends "base_members.html" %}
 
{% block subtitle %}Member Project Services - {% endblock %}
 
{% block category %}members{% endblock %}
 
{% block content %}
 

	
 
<h1>Member Project Services</h1>
 

	
 
<p>Conservancy assists FLOSS project leaders by handling all matters other
 
  than software development and documentation, so the developers can focus
 
  on what they do best: improving the software for the public good.  The
 
  following are the services and options that are available to FLOSS
 
  projects that have joined Conservancy as a member project.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Earmarked Donations</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Member projects can receive earmarked donations through Conservancy.
 
  Donors can indicate that their donation should be used to advance a
 
  specific member project, and those funds are kept in a separate account
 
  by Conservancy.  The project leadership can then indicate to
 
  Conservancy's leadership how the funds should be spent to advance the
 
  project.  Generally, Conservancy permits these funds to be spent in any
 
  way that is appropriate activity under Conservancy's 501(c)(3)
 
  not-for-profit mission.  Some typical uses of earmarked donations by
 
  Conservancy's member projects are:
 
<ul>
 
<li>funding travel expenses for project developers to attend relevant
 
  conferences.</li> 
 

	
 
<li>domain name fees, bandwidth costs, and computer equipment
 
  purchases.</li>
 

	
 
<li>purchasing media for distribution of project software at conferences
 
  and events.</li>
 

	
 
<li>paying key developers on a contractual basis to improve the project's
 
  software and its documentation.</li>
 

	
 
<li>sponsoring and organizing conferences for the project.</li>
 
 
 
<li>trademark registration and enforcement.</li>
 

	
 
<li>FLOSS license enforcement and compliance activity.</li>
 
</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Asset Stewardship</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Conservancy can hold any assets for the project on its behalf.  This
 
  includes copyrights, trademarks, domain names, physical computer
 
  equipment or anything that should be officially held in the name of the
 
  project.  Member projects are not required that Conservancy hold all
 
  assets of a project. (For example, member projects are
 
  not <em>required</em> to assign copyrights to the Conservancy.)
 
  However, Conservancy can accommodate the needs of projects that want
 
  their assets under the control of a not-for-profit entity and exercised
 
  only for the public good.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Contract Negotiation and Execution</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Projects sometimes need to negotiate and execute a contract with a
 
  company.  For example, when a project wants to organize and run a
 
  conference, the venue usually has a complicated contract for rental of
 
  the space and services.  Conservancy assists projects in the negotiation
 
  of such contracts, and can sign them on behalf of the project.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>FLOSS Copyright License Enforcement</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Complying with FLOSS licenses is easy, as they permit and encourage
 
  both non-commercial and commercial distribution and improvements.
 
  Nevertheless, violations of FLOSS licenses (in particular of
 
  the <a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html">GPL</a>
 
  and <a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html">LGPL</a>) are all
 
  too common.  At request of the project's leaders, Conservancy can carry
 
  out license enforcement activity on behalf of the project's copyright
 
  holders.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Leadership Mentoring, Advice and Guidance</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Many of Conservancy's <a href="/about/directors">directors</a> are
 
  experienced FLOSS project leaders.  They offer themselves as a resource
 
  to member project leaders who need assistance or face challenges in
 
  their work leading their projects.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Some Personal Liability Protection</h2>
 

	
 
<p>When a project joins Conservancy, it formally becomes part of the
 
  Conservancy. (The project is thus somewhat analogous to a division of a
 
  company or a department in a large agency.)  As such, project leaders
 
  benefit from some amount of protection from personal liability for their
 
  work on the project.</p>
 

	
 
<hr/>
 

	
 
<p>Project
 
leaders that believe their project might benefit from these services can
 
<a href="/members/apply/">apply to become a member project</a>.</p>
 
{% endblock %}
www/conservancy/templates/base_members.html
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{% extends "base_conservancy.html" %}
 
{% block category %}Members{% endblock %}
 
{% block outercontent %}
 
    <div id="container">
 
         <div id="sidebar" class="{% block submenuselection %}other{% endblock %}">
 
            <h2>Membership &amp; Services</h2>
 
            <ul>
 
            <li class="Current"><a href="/members/current/">Current Member Projects</a></li>
 
            <li class="Services"><a href="/about/services/">Member Project Services</a></li>
 
            <li class="Applying"><a href="/about/apply/">Applying</a></li>
 
            </ul>
 
         </div>
 
               <div id="mainContent">{% block content %}{% endblock %}
 
               </div>
 
   </div>
 
{% endblock %}
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