On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Margarete Koenen <firstname.lastname@example.org
> Drew, a better (more appropriate?) place to look for help might be wpnyc.org
, the website for the NYC WordPress meetup group.
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 7:37 AM, Chaz Cheadle <email@example.com
>> Dang, why couldn't it have been for a Drupal developer. :+)
>> I agree that ways for self-sustaining/supporting our movement from within is going to become a topic of concern. FLO-yness will help us stay independent of corporate ties which is very important at this stage. As for a corporate model for different workgroups to support themselves- we should be very very careful with that model- I hear that, unregulated it can lead to... well bad things. The key is to keep all participants educated.
>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 2:03 AM, Drew <firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> I was discussing the idea of working group "charters" with my SO the other day. Basically a group like "food" would set up a charter, much like a business, but their return to the "share holders" would be something like "feed all occupiers in Liberty Plaza"
>>> They would then function like any other business, manage their own money, raise their own funds, pay workers (based on a min/max wage set by the GA), etc. They would have to keep in the black, but wouldn't have to worry about turning a profit, only fulfilling their charter. I'm not well versed in history but I think this is basically the original function of modern corporations...
>>> On topic, I don't see an issue with making connections here, but I don't want this group to turn into a jobs board (there are lots out there). I know I breached the on-topicness of this board but it felt right.
> Margarete Koenen