Drupal Association members fund grants that make connections all over the world.
This is related to, but not fully handled there
When using PHP 5.3, after applying either the #9 or #12 patches in the above issue, the imagecache_actions actions don't work at all. I have at least observed the lack of rounded corners.
This is also related to Drupal core's
Core handled it by trying to fix the values to pass them by reference, but