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On 2010.04.22 12:41, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
> On 22-04-2010 01:23, Richard Freeman wrote:
> > If you look at any other serious organization the purpose of
> > and bureaucracy is to serve the organization, and the organization
> > represented overall by the board of directors, who are elected by
> > members/shareholders/etc. This system works well - ultimately the
> > members have absolute authority in elections, but the directors
> > things from time to time, and the committees and bureaucracy deal
> > the day-to-day.
> Gentoo (the distribution) is not a Corporation, so that comparison
> adequate as well.
> > Rich
> Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
> Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / KDE / Elections
Gentoo the (distro) has no legal standing at all - thats wrapped up in
the Foundation. Hence the two headed structure we have today.
That means that Gentoo (the distro) cannot bring a legal action, nor
can it be the target of one. (There is no legal entity)
We are very close to a standard corporate structure. I suspect if
there was ever any external (legal) pressure on Gentoo the distro, we
would adopt a standard corporate structure, with the trustees
(directors) looking after the business issues and the council looking
after technical issues as a committee of the Gentoo Foundation Inc.
I won't speculate on the detail of any such change as what we have
works for us at the moment. The missing strand is someone with a
position in both groups, serving as a technical director.
(Neddyseagoon) a member of