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Re: [Debconf-team] Update on sponsorship?

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Do we have any updates regarding this? A lot of people is still
in the "dark" without knowing when it will happen and/or how...

Other sponsored people from South America got the reimbursement?

On 11-12-2008 19:06, Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) wrote:
> On 11-12-2008 12:13, Margarita Manterola wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 12:09 PM, Michael Schultheiss
>> <schultmc@debian.org> wrote:
>>> Margarita Manterola wrote:
>>>> Rather they were in the America lot, which should have been covered by
>>>> SPI long ago.  Hasn't it been done?
>>> The only people I'm aware of that were in the SPI lot were the 4 US
>>> attendees being reimbursed.  If this is not the case, please e-mail me
>>> at treasurer@spi-inc.org.
>> So, this has obviously been a communication problem.  All the people
>> from the Americas (as in the whole continent, not just the US) should
>> have been paid with the money at SPI.
>> Jörg, can you please send the names, amounts and account info to
>> treasurer@spi-inc.org?
> 	Be aware that for Brazil it doesn't work quite like that. If
> somebody got an international transfer in an individual account, they
> will have to pay taxes (big painful taxes, in some cases close to 40%).
> 	At least, for Brazil, one of the best solutions would be to
> check the amount that needs to be reimbursed, check the Brazilian pool
> of Debian and DebConf money, if it is enough (and probably it is not)
> than OK (but we will need to start thinking about get more money in
> Brazilian pool for next years). If it is not enough, SPI could transfer
> the money to ASL.org and then we took care of reimbursing people inside
> Brazil. I can check the "pool" if you want. and of course, I can help
> with the process and bureocracy.
> 	I'm not sure how much will be the taxes for the SPI->ASL.org
> transfer, I know that we have other alternatives, specially if somebody
> is coming to Brazil and could bring the money in cash (or traveler's
> check) so we can exchange it here and make the deposit without any
> taxes.
> 	I know that while Josh Berkus were SPI treasurer, he was
> looking into alternatives to get money inside Brazil, because
> PostgreSQL-BR is also using ASL.org to handle its assets. I'm cc:ing
> Josh (he may help) and other relevant people to help in the Brazilian
> case. We have something like PayPal here, but I'm unsure if it will
> work for SPI.
> 	All in all, we should at least send an statement about the
> actual status of what's going on with the reimbursement process for
> the affected people.
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