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William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 20:44 +1100, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
>> As another point though. In The Netherlands it is common for these kinds of
>> foundations to have an advisary council. Basically the job is to make sure
>> that the actual board does what it should do, and to prevent knowledge
>> leaving with the election of new trustees. I think that the new trustees
>> should consider such an advisory council (in light of what happened to
>> trigger this). In such a case I would be willing to be a part of such
> I think I mentioned advisers to the board briefly on the
> #gentoo-trustees IRC channel. I agree having advisers would be ideal.
I simply wish to offer my services in an advisory role to the trustees.
I have experience running organizations, as well as a great deal of
experience in the non-profit world, particularly with grants & fund
raising. With this, I suppose I should take the staff quiz, as I am
interested in taking on some responsibilities relating to Gentoo. I
have posted some of my ideas to this list, & Mr. Joshua Jackson
syndicated that post to his blog, here:
Whats more, I have the motivation, time, & connections to make the ideas
I covered in the above post happen. I would love the opportunity to
collaborate with the trustees & developers to make Gentoo just a bit
better. I love Gentoo & I want to do my part to help!
I hope you will find my input noteworthy, & take me up on my offer.
Matthew W. Summers
Chief Executive Officer & Systems Engineer
Liquidus Tech, LLC
309 N. Jefferson Ave. Suite 378
Springfield, MO 65806
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