General Meeting 0.1 Aug 2014

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When: Wednesday, 13th Aug 2014 - 6:30pm

Where: Electric Works, then later pub (TBD)

Original Doc

Actions:

  • Ask hosting companies about multiple names on contract (eg 2 signatures out of 3) to avoid limitations of association - jkg caolan
  • Someone go to the bank and find out what we need to open an account - allegary
  • Talk to someone about org structure (setting up a co-op) - do we have to be limited company or can we just be an association? - jkg caolan

next meeting: 27th August (Wednesday)

we have a domain now: darkpeak.org

we plan on using ansible (thanks to a coin flip by jkg) + docker for provisioning / containers

Running on Debian

Meeting

Name and domain

http://empiricist.dillig.af:5000/results

darkpeak.org - owned by Caolanm

Constitution and legal status

http://www.uk.coop/sites/storage/public/downloads/co-operative_consortium_ips.pdf

Can we achieve mutual trading status and avoid corporation tax?

http://www.uk.coop/start-co-op/resources

http://www.oneclickorgs.com/

http://www.netlawman.co.uk/ia/unincorporated-associations#How%20to%20form%20an%20unincorporated%20association

we're planning to author a co-operative constitution with which to form an unincorporated association

  • that means we can open a bank account
  • we're all jointly liable/responsible
  • no limited liability
  • but no annual returns
  • we can convert to an incorporated association (limited company)
  • see this FAQ for more info: http://www.oneclickorgs.com/faq/

How much money do we need to start up?

Define provisioning and documentation

Possible useful references for meeting

Mailing list: https://lists.richardskingdom.net/mailman/listinfo/sheffgeeks-hosting