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To: Corey Shields <cshields@g.o>
From: Deedra Waters <dmwaters@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Item #1000 - Notification of Payment Received from DeployLinux.Net (sales@...)
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 12:35:58 -0500 (CDT)
Sorry my response to this is so late, just now getting caught back up on
trustees type stuff.

Corey, i like this idea a lot, and i also agree that there should
definitly be a removal clause.
On Fri, 12 Aug 2005, Corey Shields wrote:

> Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 23:18:40 -0700
> From: Corey Shields <cshields@g.o>
> To: gentoo-trustees@g.o
> Subject: [gentoo-trustees] Re: Item #1000 - Notification of Payment Received
>     from DeployLinux.Net (sales@...)
> 
> On Friday 12 August 2005 10:58 pm, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
>> | Buyer:		DeployLinux.Net
>> | Message:		I will start making contributions regularly to the foundation
>> | as I'm a linux consultant that makes $$ from supporting Gentoo.
>> |
>> | If you feel like adding my logo to the sponsors page, it is
>> | at:  http://www.deploylinux.com/images/DeployLinuxLogo2.png
>>
>> Do we want to do anything about this? Particularly if "regularly" means
>> "often," I think we should.
>>
>> Donnie
>
> (background: this came with a $200 donation today, but it is something that
> Donnie, myself, Kurt, Lance, and others have been talking about lately)
>
> Donnie,
>
> I was thinking the same thing when I saw this..  Goes back to the lunch
> discussion you and I had wrt attribution of donations..  This is going to
> become a common thing, and bigger corporate entities will want to do the
> same.  I did not realize until today that Global Netoptex (the guys who host
> owl and were so anxious to host out dev conference today) use Gentoo on an
> exclusive basis on all of their gear, with just a couple of exceptions.  So,
> of course they are eager to give back to Gentoo in any way they can.
>
> I don't know what the "right" answer here is.  My inkling is to say let's come
> up with corporate memberships within the foundation, where annual membership
> dues are required, and you get certain member rights (a vote?  use of the
> Foundation Membership status).  We could have varying such levels and label
> them, say $1,000/yr, $5,000/yr, $10,000/yr..
>
> I could see GenUX needing such a way to contribute back to Gentoo similarly if
> they become successful.  That is such a situation where it would benefit them
> to say that they are a member of the Gentoo Foundation, and they would
> naturally want to jump in and support the Foundation's mission because it
> will just help them in the end (same holds true for the consultant above).
>
> Of course, it has been too long since I have looked at the bylaws, but such
> membership should come with a removal clause that xx number of member votes
> (which might be tough), or a board vote, could revoke membership.  Thus, if
> someone buys their way in and ends up misusing privileges they get canned.
>
> This is very similar to the way I understand the Eclipse Foundation working,
> only on a much larger scale ($250,000 plus 8 full time developers for
> membership..  yeah..).
>
> -C
>
>

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