"ocf.tw" is a non-profit organization established on June, 2014, registered in Taipei city by the official letter No. 10331440100 with ID 38552170. (Official document from Judicial Yuan (Chinese))
- §2 The objective of ocf.tw is to promote “Open Culture”, including but not limited to, activities of Open Source, Open Standard, Open Hardware, and Open Data. To achieve this objective, the ocf.tw shall conduct the following programs in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations:
- Coordinate the related “Open Culture” conventions and conferences.
- Sponsor the related “Open Culture” projects.
- Issue the related “Open Culture” publications and manuals.
- Support the related activities of “Open Source”, “Open Standard”, “Open Hardware”, and “Open Data”.
- Other public welfare movements that meet the established objective of ocf.tw.
?DebConf18 team plan to use OCF.tw infrastructure to manage venue deal and financial record for local sponsor. The Trusted Organization status will be closed after ?DebConf18 (Sat, Jul 28, 2018 ~ Sun, Aug 5, 2018) related works are done (~ Nov, 2018).
2. The organization should share Debian's general visions
According to bylaws article, "The objective of ocf.tw is to promote “Open Culture”, ...", which share the same vision as DFSG.
3. The organization should remain loyal to Debian
- ocf.tw has a long history of successfully holding a similar role for other Free Software projects.
- openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015
- ocf.tw is managed by highly respected members of the Free Software community.
4. The organization should provide accountability on assets held in trust
ocf.tw will publish their financial reports regularly to their website.
5. The organization should be reliable, sustainable, and reactive
As for reliability and sustainability, ocf.tw has been running since at least 2014 without interruption, with annual general meetings and other in-person meetings.
2014-08-16 Annual meeting with log
2014-10-31 Annual meeting with log
2015-03-12 Annual meeting with log
ocf.tw also has annual report for its activities in Chinese
6. The organization should provide a reasonable financial framework
6.1. Bank account
While maintaining the same bank account, ocf.tw have separated financial records for every organization, including targeted donations. Organizations can verify their own records upon request. The request will be handled in 3 business days, and the format of financial records in Gnucash right now (It might change to other format in the future since Gnucash is not not really for collaboration).
The currency for ocf.tw is TWD.
Every money that spends to DebConf will basically need receipts with title to "開放文化基金會" and ID to 38552170.
6.3. Tax-exemption status
ocf.tw is exempted from taxation according to Income Tax Act, article 4, subsection 13.
The donors to ocf.tw can be listed as tax deduction according to Income Tax Act, article 17, subsection 2, item 2, catalog 1.
6.4. Financial Report
The donation report is published bi-monthly in ocf.tw's blog (Chinese).
7.1. Decision making process
There are five non-paid board members, one of them is chair, and several full-time / part-time administration staffs works on different projects. It is a 3-tier flat structure with board member, project lead, and team member.
ocf.tw operates in project-based. Board members find a project they are interested in and help it. A project who needs ocf.tw help will be managed by proposer. After approved by board meeting, ocf.tw will provide administration help to manage assets (domain, fund, etc). Sometimes, one board member will help to coordinate the resources.
All major decisions are discuss at the monthly meeting. Minor issues are discussed online and will do it if no objection. It is similar to open source community.
7.2. Operation Fee
The operation fee for donation is 10%. OCF might be able to lower the 10% operation fee in the following conditions:
- OCF.tw need to transfer money to other TO. (Taiwan will tax 20% of this).
- Purchase foreign service.