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To: Guy Fontaine <guy.fontaine@...>
From: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Foundation Inc. NOTICE
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 14:20:01 +0000
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On 2009.01.09 01:08, Guy Fontaine wrote:
> Hi !
> 
> The message is clear enough. You ought to be a member of the Gentoo
> Community if you attempt to submit your registration as a member of
> the 
> Gentoo Foundation. What is a member of the Gentoo Community ? Is that
> someone registered to the official Gentoo Forum ?
> 
> Perhaps my question sounds silly. 
> 
> -- 
> Guy Fontaine <guy.fontaine@...>
> 
> 
> 

Guy,

The Foundation bylaws http://xrl.us/oo447 state:-
<quote>
Section 4.3. Admission of Members

Full members are admitted by petitioning the trustees for membership, 
providing verifiable evidence of their contribution to Gentoo.

Active Gentoo developers who are not members of the Foundation may 
apply for membership. Any developer applying for membership in the 
Foundation will become a member of the Foundation immediately after the 
next Trustee meeting following the application unless an absolute 
majority of the trustees (currently 3 out of 5) oppose membership for 
the developer at this meeting.

Applicants who are not Gentoo develpers need to cite verifiable 
evidence of contributing to Gentoo or to the stated aims of the Gentoo 
Foundation Inc.

Examples of contributing include but are not limited to, arch testing, 
bugzilla, Gentoo forums, working with existing developers. 
Contribuitions will be verified. The decision of the trustees is final.

Monetary contributions will be discounted - Gentoo Foundation 
membership cannot be bought.
</quote>

The Articles of Incorporation http://xrl.us/bebyw state:-
<quote>
4.  Article III

Purpose

The Corporation is organized and at all times shall be operated, on a 
non-profit basis exclusive far the advancement and education and 
promotion of software development in an open environment. 
</quote>

The critera are left deliberately vague to allow the trustees to decide 
applications on a case by case basis.

- -- 
Regards,

Roy Bamford
(NeddySeagoon) a member of
gentoo-ops
forum-mods
treecleaners
trustees
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