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From: "William L. Thomson Jr." <wltjr@g.o>
Subject: Re: Foundation membership
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 18:46:00 -0400
On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 15:26 -0700, Chris Gianelloni wrote:
> Hello Board of Trustees and Gentoo Foundation members,
> 
> Since there is no documented procedure in place for doing this, I am
> doing this on the only officially-listed location for Foundation-related
> information/discussion.

Documentation for such does need to be created. Which very well will
likely consists of emails like this. Either sent publicly  to the list
or privately to all trustees, a trustee, or otherwise. To respect the
privacy wishes of members wishing to leave but not disclose intentions.

>   As of this moment, I wish to have my membership
> in the Gentoo Foundation revoked.

Ok, we will see that is done. Which I believe is mostly just removing
from voting abilities I believe. Not sure what else membership involves
or entails at this time.

>   As a former member of the Gentoo
> Foundation Board of Trustees, I find the attitude and general
> distasteful treatment of members of this list by several members of the
> board to be appalling.  As such, I no longer wish to be associated with
> this body, in any way, shape, or form.  I strongly feel that certain
> elements within the current membership is more concerned with how they
> can best benefit themselves than what is best for the open source Gentoo
> project.

Well that's very sad to hear. I for one can say I am losing out in many
ways with my involvement. Much less Gentoo in the form of me not being
as active as I have been or would like to have been this year.

I am really concerned myself with the loss of time, money, etc with
little benefit to the community and Gentoo so far. While there has been
some minor progress and good things. I feel there are many basic tasks
still to be done, and the accomplishment level so far is quite low.

I am not aware of any other board members gaining anything personally,
either directly or indirectly at this time. I am very saddened to hear
that one would feel that.

> Please remove me from any future correspondence with regards to the
> Gentoo Foundation.

That would I guess mean this list and maybe the trustee alias if you are
still on that as a past trustees. Both I believe you can do as a dev and
as a infra team member. But we can make sure you are removed.

>   I have no desire to participate in the political
> wrangling and insulting manner in which this legal body represents
> itself in public.  Since the responses to many of these offenses seem to
> be shed in a positive light, I am left with no recourse of action other
> than to respectfully part ways with the current body.
> 
> Thank you,

Your wishes will be respected.

> 
> (P.S. - There's no point in responding to me, as I am unsubscribing from
> this list, effective immediately.)

Responding to list only because of the public posting. 

-- 
William L. Thomson Jr.
amd64/Java/Trustees
Gentoo Foundation

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