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To: "'Robin H. Johnson'" <robbat2@g.o>, <gentoo-nfp@g.o>
From: "Chrissy Fullam" <musikc@g.o>
Subject: RE: Bylaws question - 4.9, purposes
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 10:55:47 -0700
> > > > Section 4.9. Termination from Membership.
> > > > Membership may be terminated by a majority vote of the board of
> > > > trustees in the event that any member acts contrary to the 
> > > > purpose(s) of the Gentoo Foundation.
> > >
> > > This doesn't seem to be clearly defined anywhere. Is it the social
> > > contract of Gentoo? Just seeking clarification.
> >
> > The purpose of the Gentoo Foundation Inc is stated
> > http://www.nmprc.state.nm.us/cgi-bin/prcdtl.cgi?2463313 which is taken
> > from our articles of incorporation.
>
> NMPRC version:
> "EDUCATION & PROMOTION OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT"
> 
> Articles of Incorporation, per NMPRC recieved 2004/05/24:
> "The Corporation is organized and at all times shall be operated, on a
> non-profit basis exclusive for the advancement and education and promotion
> of software development in an open environment"
> 
> Those both seem nebulous and boiler-plate, but thanks anyway.
> It was just the dangling reference that was bugging me.

Do you think perhaps you could be more detailed in that section (4.9) to
include the purpose? I like the bit from the Articles better as it includes
the 'in an open environment' section but that's personal preference.


Kind regards,
Christina Fullam
Gentoo Developer Relations Lead | Gentoo Public Relations 






References:
Bylaws reviewing from non-trustee perspective
-- Robin H. Johnson
Bylaws question - 4.9, purposes
-- Robin H. Johnson
Re: Bylaws question - 4.9, purposes
-- Roy Bamford
Re: Bylaws question - 4.9, purposes
-- Robin H. Johnson
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