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From: Alex Legler <a3li@g.o>
To: gentoo-commits@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-commits] sites/www:master commit in: inside-gentoo/foundation/
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:24:42
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2 Author: Alex Legler <alex <AT> a3li <DOT> li>
3 AuthorDate: Sun Jun 28 12:24:28 2015 +0000
4 Commit: Alex Legler <a3li <AT> gentoo <DOT> org>
5 CommitDate: Sun Jun 28 12:24:28 2015 +0000
6 URL: https://gitweb.gentoo.org/sites/www.git/commit/?id=9fe8e6db
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8 Link to wiki for most of the foundation info
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17 @@ -39,128 +39,6 @@ In other words, the Gentoo Foundation will:
18 * sponsor Gentoo-related conferences and technical development resources
19 * oversee development so it adheres to the social contract
20
21 -## Principles of the Gentoo Foundation
22 +## Find out more
23
24 -### Introduction
25 -
26 -The Gentoo Foundation keeps four pillars in mind:
27 -
28 -1. Gentoo provides choices
29 -2. Gentoo is open
30 -3. Gentoo lives for the community, by the community
31 -4. Gentoo is independent
32 -
33 -### Gentoo provides choices
34 -
35 -Gentoo is a metadistribution, providing choices to its users. This important idea forms the basis of Gentoo's development:
36 -not a single feature will be dismissed in favor of a different one when both can be maintained.
37 -Skills learned today will still be relevant in the future.
38 -
39 -### Gentoo is open
40 -
41 -Every aspect of Gentoo is and remains open.
42 -Gentoo does not benefit from hiding any of its development processes (whether it is source code or documentation, decisions or discussions, coordination or management).
43 -
44 -### Gentoo lives for the community, by the community
45 -
46 -Gentoo strives to please its users. The Gentoo community is Gentoo's goal of life.
47 -Without community there is no Gentoo.
48 -To help Gentoo's development, the community provides a continuous stream of feedback and contributes to the various aspects of the Gentoo distribution.
49 -This cooperative model will remain valid for Gentoo's entire lifespan.
50 -
51 -### Gentoo is independent
52 -
53 -Gentoo will never be reigned by a company nor be dictated by an organisation.
54 -
55 -## Tasks of the Gentoo Foundation
56 -
57 -### Intellectual Property Protection
58 -
59 -The Gentoo Foundation is the legal owner of the Gentoo trademark and logo.
60 -To protect Gentoo it will oversee the use of the Gentoo name and logo and take appropriate action when the Gentoo Foundation feels that the name or logo is wrongfully used.
61 -
62 -### Support the Gentoo Development
63 -
64 -The Gentoo Foundation has revenues gathered from donations, sold Gentoo items and other sources.
65 -This financial income will be used to support the Gentoo development in any way possible, as decided by the trustees.
66 -
67 -The primary use of the funds are to support Gentoo's infrastructure as it is the backbone of the project.
68 -
69 -### Oversee adherence to the Social Contract
70 -
71 -To keep the spirit of Openness and Freedom alive within Gentoo, the Gentoo Foundation continues to keep an active eye
72 -on the Gentoo development to make sure it adheres to the [Gentoo Social Contract](/get-started/philosophy/social-contract.html).
73 -
74 -## The Board of Trustees
75 -
76 -### Current Board Members
77 -
78 -(alphabetical order by last name)
79 -
80 -* David Abbott, dabbott
81 -* Roy Bamford, NeddySeagoon
82 -* Petteri R├Ąty, Betelgeuse
83 -* Matthew Summers, quantumsummers
84 -* Sven Vermeulen, SwifT
85 -
86 -### Board Minutes
87 -
88 -* [2008 Minutes](https://projects.gentoo.org/foundation/2008/)
89 -* [2009 Minutes](https://projects.gentoo.org/foundation/2009/)
90 -* [2010 Minutes](https://projects.gentoo.org/foundation/2010/)
91 -* [2011 Minutes](https://projects.gentoo.org/foundation/2011/)
92 -* [2012 Minutes](https://projects.gentoo.org/foundation/2012/)
93 -* [2013 Minutes](https://projects.gentoo.org/foundation/2013/)
94 -* [2014 Minutes](https://projects.gentoo.org/foundation/2014/)
95 -* [2015 Minutes](https://projects.gentoo.org/foundation/2015/)
96 -
97 -### Election Process
98 -
99 -The mathematical election method the Gentoo Foundation uses is called the [Condorcet Voting](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_method).
100 -
101 -Each member of the Gentoo Foundation at the moment the roll for the election closes may vote.
102 -Each member is able to rank all candidates in the preferred order of election.
103 -Multiple entries for the same position are allowed.
104 -Currently, all who have ever voted in any Foundation election are members of the Foundation unless they have officially resigned.
105 -If you are not a member (or do not know if you are a member), you may petition the Trustees for admittance.
106 -Please see the [Bylaws](https://wwwold.gentoo.org/foundation/en/BylawsAdopted.xml) Article IV for a complete explanation of membership in the Foundation.
107 -
108 -The Condorcet Voting then takes two candidates and counts how many times candidate A was ranked higher than candidate B and vice versa.
109 -Then, based on this numbers, it looks for the candidate that is not beaten by any other candidate and ranks him on top.
110 -It then removes this candidate from the list and starts the process again to find the subsequent "winners".
111 -
112 -When no candidate in a set of candidates is unbeaten, the least decisive defeat is dropped, again and again,
113 -until either one candidate remains (who is then marked as a "winner") or a true tie exists.
114 -In case of the Gentoo Foundation, only when a true tie exists for the final (5th) position the President of the board
115 -has the final saying (otherwise both candidates are welcomed as "winners").
116 -
117 -### Trustee Responsibilities
118 -
119 -As a group, the Trustees each have an equal vote to decide upon issues outlined in the tasks above.
120 -A majority vote (3 of 5) is required for all decisions.
121 -The trustees must uphold the principles of the Gentoo Foundation, its bylaws, and help to maintain a good reputation for the Foundation.
122 -
123 -In common with the organisation of other corporations the Gentoo Foundation Inc has directors (the trustees) and officers that work at the direction of the trustees.
124 -Meanwhile, the trustees also fulful most of the roles of officers, current appointments being:
125 -
126 -* President - Roy Bamford, NeddySeagoon
127 -* Vice President - Matthew Summers, quantumsummers
128 -* Treasurer - Matthew Summers, quantumsummers
129 -* Secretary - David Abbott, dabbott
130 -
131 -## Resources
132 -
133 -### Links
134 -
135 -The following are links to other pages of information regarding the Gentoo Foundation and its tasks:
136 -
137 -* [Bylaws for the Gentoo Foundation](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Foundation:Gentoo_Foundation_ByLaws)
138 -* [Requesting funds from the Gentoo Foundation](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Foundation:Gentoo_Foundation_Funding_Request)
139 -* [Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Status](https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/corps/Corplookup/Details.aspx?Nmscc=2463313)
140 -* [Foundation Activity Tracker](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Foundation:Gentoo_Foundation_Activity_Tracker)
141 -* [Gentoo Foundation Members List](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Foundation:Gentoo_Foundation_20150412_Member_List)
142 -* [Financial Reports](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Foundation:Gentoo_Foundation_Finances)
143 -
144 -### Contact
145 -
146 -You may contact the Board of Trustees by e-mailing trustees at gentoo.org.
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148 +The Gentoo Foundation maintains a [presence on the Gentoo Wiki](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Foundation:Main_Page) where you can learn more.
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