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On Thursday 13 May 2004 09:20, Sven Vermeulen wrote:
> Hi all,
> There are a couple of chapters that I'm already thinking about before going
> further. Those chapters are:
> - About this document
> - Why a Gentoo Foundation
> - Principles of the Gentoo Foundation
> - Tasks of the Gentoo Foundation
> A small description is probably in place :)
> With "About this document" I would try to describe to the user what this
> document is about. It's like an outline for the rest of the document.
> "Why a Gentoo Foundation" talks about the progress Gentoo has made, the
> incorporated technologies and code that has grown since the beginning of
> it's existence, about the accumulated knowledge that we have inside and the
> community that keeps a high-demand wrt Gentoo's progress.
> It will also talk a bit about the coordination of Gentoo (through the
> coordinators/managers) and the community feedback that is of the most
> importance for a project such as Gentoo.
> It outlines the reason for a Gentoo Foundation:
> - Decoupling necessary bureaucracy from development
> * Financial (donations)
> * Juridical (licenses, copyrights, trademarks, ...)
> * Caretaking (adherence to the social contract)
> - Mission Statement
> * Protect the use of the Gentoo trademark and logo
> * Protect the developed code, documentation, artwork and other
> material through copyright/licenses
> * Sponsor Gentoo-related conferences and technical development
> * Oversee development so it adheres to the social contract
> The "Principles of the Gentoo Foundation" would describe four pillars that
> the Gentoo Foundation keeps in mind:
> 1. Gentoo provides choices
> 2. Gentoo is open
> 3. Gentoo lives for the community, by the community
> 4. Gentoo is independent
> With "independent" I mean that Gentoo will be reigned by a company nor
> be dictated by an organisation.
> In "Tasks of the Gentoo Foundation" I would place the real tasks (which we
> still need to discuss properly):
> * Intellectual Property protection
> * Support for the Gentoo Development (hardware, financial, ...)
> * Oversee adherance to the social contract
> * Corporate/Organisational point of contact
> * Keep definition of a "Gentoo Developer"
> Does this integrate well with the thoughts you have about the Gentoo
> Foundation? Feedback is appreciated.
We might also have some kind of general goal like (just an example):
"To propagate the use of free software in a free way by providing a linux
ps. The sentence is lousy, it is just an example
Paul de Vrieze