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From: Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o>
Subject: Re: Council discuss: overlapping council terms of two years
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 22:50:15 +0100
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On 08/02/2011 07:24 PM, Roy Bamford wrote:
> Team,
> 
> The trustees are legally accountable and responsible for the
> operation of the Gentoo Foundation Inc.  Some things in the bylaws
> are there to comply with statutes.
> 
> The Gentoo council has no legal standing whatsoever, which I have 
> already said (at FOSEDEM) makes me a little nervous as a trustee,
> since the council makes decisions on behalf of Gentoo that the
> Foundation would be held both accountable and responsible for. There
> have been no issues with that, yet.

The council is supposed to discuss and decides on technical or project
wise issues. How can a technical decision violate laws etc? I can't
think on top of my head an issue that would expose Foundation. Can you
please provide an example?

> 
> Maybe its time to reorganise Gentoo along standard corporate lines 
> again, as it was before drobbins left. If we go in that direction,
> the council becomes a technical committee that is part of the
> Foundation. GLEP39 is no longer needed and the Foundation bylaws are
> amended to reflect the new structure.

If we go in that direction, I see no point in having the Foundation and
the Council as two separate entities. In this case it would make much
more sense to merge them. I don't quite like the idea though.

- -- 
Regards,
Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2
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