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From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
Subject: Re: Fw: Section 3.3. Special Meetings
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 16:19:06 +0000

> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 17:35:50 -0400
> From: "William L. Thomson Jr." <wltjr@g.o>
> To: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
> Cc: gentoo-nfp@g.o
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Section 3.3. Special Meetings
> On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 21:16 +0000, Ferris McCormick wrote:
> > 
> > I believe we should establish a mailing list for foundation members
> > only just to handle this sort of situation.  Maybe something like
> > foundation@g.o
> Pretty sure this is it :) I thought about mentioning that, but then
> that's just creating another list. When this one pretty much exists
> already for that purpose. So it's mostly a matter of making sure those
> on the member roster are also signed up to the -nfp mailing lists.
> Granted some have stated they don't want to be members. But those that
> are members. We can surely impose the requirement to be on -nfp. Almost
> have direct control over that via infra :). Short of them removing
> themselves, us adding them back, so on and so forth. :(
> >   I don't see how to do a petition --- perhaps my
> > brain is numb by now --- but it would be a bit easier I think if we can
> > do it.
> Yeah, that's the ideal way to go for any group actions 10% or more of
> the members would like to see the foundation take or act upon. Meeting
> or not, but likely would be decided upon at a meeting. Indirect call for
> a meeting either way.
> But I am with you, I like to think of myself as creative. But have
> little to no thoughts atm how we could go about an electronic petition.
> What happens when I go into business mode from creative and
> development :(
> - -- 
> William L. Thomson Jr.
> amd64/Java/Trustees
> Gentoo Foundation
Here's a thought.  Why not set up a Foundation-members-only forum and do
petitions there as a forum thread?

Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Devrel, Sparc, Userrel, Trustees)
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