Ferris McCormick wrote:
> Restricted distribution because I consider it to be sensitive.
> On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 11:57 -0500, Matthew Summers; CEO, Liquidus Tech,
> LLC wrote:
>> William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 14:59 +0000, Ferris McCormick wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 2008-08-26 at 22:18 +0100, Roy Bamford wrote:
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>>>>> My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen,
>>>>> The Adjourned August Meeting meeting of the Trustees of the Gentoo
>>>>> Foundation Inc will be resumed on Sunday 31th August at the normal time
>>>>> of 19:00 UTC.
>>>>> You may read the agenda at http://xrl.us/kkykb.
>>>> Are we going to take action on the secretary? I know we have at least
>>>> one application. And secretary is very important.
>>> And a treasurer. We need an active one and to open a bank account
>>> yesterday. IMHO we need a treasurer more than a secretary.
We do need both, but I do think that tsunam will be more than able to
handle these things, given the level of commitment he has already
demonstrated over the years.
> Some organizations (like some banks I looked at) require an official
> letter from the secretary certifying that we are the people we claim to
> be. Presumably, the secretary writes a letter explaining whatever they
> want and has it notarized. I don't know off hand if that is some
> regulatory or legal requirement, or if it's just legal CYA. You can
> rely on a notarized document, because if we make something up that's
This is technically correct (the best kind ), however unfortunate it may be.
>> We need both,
>>> but lack of a secretary won't cause harm to the foundation. Lack of a
>>> treasurer and tax filings at end of year. We could lose NPO status. Or
>>> be subject to late fees or fines. Unless we file for an extension on our
>>> return for 08.
>> I was of the impression that tsunam was to remain acting treasurer, is
>> that deprecated?
> Problem seems to be that he doesn't have enough time for it.
> I brought up the secretary question because we don't have one at all,
> and I think we should bring Matthew on board if he still wants it. That
> gives us the additional benefit of showing that yes, we can have
> officers who are not members of the Foundation. The officers really
> need to be managers; trustees only need to have won a popularity
> contest because they are elected. (I prefer the FreeBSD approach, I
> think --- as I understand it, their foundation has no members at all. I
> could dig their rules out of one of the piles on my desk, but I'm not
> going to right now. Gentoo couldn't realistically do that, though,
> because we have a culture that says we elect trustees and council
I am still interested, of course, and I will make the time regardless of
circumstances to get the work done. In some cases I may have a trusted
assistant aid me, but I can do that because I own my business. We work
with a lot of non-profits, so we have a great deal of experience in what
Gentoo is dealing with now. I also know some really good people that
can assist with some of the technical (read legal & financial)
requirements & speed bumps we may encounter.
I am ready to start when Gentoo calls.
Matthew W. Summers
Chief Executive Officer & Systems Engineer
Liquidus Tech, LLC