[Noisebridge-discuss] noisebridge credit line - cashflow cushion / lasercutter

David Strauss david at davidstrauss.net
Tue Jan 11 12:08:07 PST 2011


On Mon, 2011-01-10 at 17:01 -0800, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
> Frankly, Noisebridge the corporation does not have a very stable and
> regular management (which on some level is partially my fault, but is
> also intentional), so making commitments (credit at a bank or
> otherwise) will likely be seen as a risky proposition since there wont
> be any strong accountability for it.

There would be strong accountability for any such credit regardless of
management stability. A bank would not extend a line of credit to an
organization like Noisebridge (or any other corporation lacking millions
in assets) without *individuals* signing on as guarantors.

Fiscal insolvency would then -- to use Magic game terminology -- cause
any debt on a credit line to "trample" through to the individual
guarantors. Someone's personal house or car could end up repossessed to
satisfy Noisebridge debt.

-- 
David Strauss
   | david at davidstrauss.net

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