OVNs and expenses
There's a discussion on SENSORICA's main mailing list about how to pay for essentials (rent for the lab, domain names, web hosting, etc.)
CAKE, SENSORICA's Custodian takes 5% from commercial activities in order to pay for essentials.
QUESTION: should this % be increased?
Lynn Foster started a proposal September 18th, 2015 13:27
Raise Sensorica % to 20% Closed 7:08am - Monday 21 Sep 2015
Products that are sold that are made within a Sensorica project should give Sensorica 20% of the income.
This percentage should decrease as Sensorica gets more income, although it should be noted that besides the lab, there are other "overhead" expenses that have not been paid at all, for example for bookkeeping, outreach, etc., that should be paid out of such income.
This does not apply to FabLab or TechShop services where people have already paid just to use the lab and have developed their own products without using Sensorica knowledge or branding.
All Sensorica designs and methods and ideas are open source. Sensorica can't require others outside Sensorica to cite and send income back to Sensorica for using their designs. Sensorica can suggest that people do so, but it should be left up to the users to decide, and there are no repercussions.
People who use skills developed in Sensorica for other projects or jobs are not expected to cite and send income back to Sensorica.
|Agree - 4|
|Abstain - 0|
|Disagree - 0|
|Block - 0|
September 18th, 2015 13:35
We are at a critical point and at the moment, the responsibility towards expenses has been taken up by a few. Aside from funding, revenue from products is a viable way to ensure Sensorica is able to sustain itself financially.
Tammy Lea Meyer
September 18th, 2015 13:42
I agree, and appreciate the note about FabLab and TechShop services, so as not to disadvantage us. Much time and care goes into the fostering of every new affiliate, which should be tracked in the VAS. That investment could then be rewarded.