[Foundation-l] board candidacies

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sat Aug 12 04:53:12 UTC 2006

Alison Wheeler wrote:

>On Fri, August 11, 2006 21:43, Ray Saintonge wrote:
>Conversely, I would *totally* disagree with
>>If someone wants to generously pay a board member to give a keynote
>>speech that board member is entitled to keep it.  This is not a matter
>>for our by-laws.
>If someone is given a speech *because* they are from the WMF and
>*representing* the WMF at that presentation, then any fees received are
>the 'income' of the WMF. Obviously, the costs involved with attending the
>location to give that speech (which might include travel, hotel, etc)
>would be payable by the WMF. One can't have it both ways (ie get a fee
>*and* claim expenses)
This is as much a matter of who is paying for the expenses.  My comment 
was rooted in the presumption that in such circumstances the host 
organization was also paying the expenses in addition to the speaker's fee.


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