Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
To: gentoo-nfp <gentoo-nfp@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: Foundation existence and behavior (Was: [gentoo-nfp] Section 4.1 Member Classes)
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 13:39:41
Message-Id: 1211722777.2569.0@spike
In Reply to: Foundation existence and behavior (Was: [gentoo-nfp] Section 4.1 Member Classes) by Luca Barbato
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On 2008.05.25 01:03, Luca Barbato wrote:
> William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:
> lu > > -- > > Luca Barbato > Gentoo Council Member > Gentoo/linux Gentoo/PPC > > > -- > gentoo-nfp@l.g.o mailing list > > >
All, These threads have got too long and on my mail client, somewhat broken, so I'm posting here because it looks like a good place, nothing more. All this discussion of what Gentoo could become and the way is should move is all very well but its not helping the here and now of getting bylaws agreed. Gentoo is an organic entity, continually growing in different directions as contributors (not only devs) come and go. The Foundation needs a set of bylaws *now*, that suit Gentoo as it is *now* but written in such a way that allows for flexibility as Gentoo ch ages. The Foundation is set up as a business legal entity because that's the only sort there is. Its behavior is bound by New Mexico law, as interpreted by case law and the bylaws, which we are discussing here, Article by Article. William is quite right when he says there is no such thing as an informal foundation. Try informally filing your personal tax returns. As long as we obey the laws, which really only describe how we must conduct the business of the Gentoo Foundation, the 'what' we do and how we organise it is up to the Foundation members, within our articles of incorporation. Back to the now. The emphasis is very much on the *now*. There is no point in framing bylaws for what Gentoo might become - more than likely, it won't become what we expect today, We will never agree such speculative bylaws anyway. Even if we did, because of what we are today, we could not follow them. Its back to the simple here and now, with adaptability. - -- Regards, Roy Bamford (NeddySeagoon) a member of gentoo-ops forum-mods treecleaners trustees -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkg5bBkACgkQTE4/y7nJvatY9QCeNkeyB925lul9FhJqNIaKb7CY BvIAn2vtQfF9/jRjWkPb+u3loZfCHRz1 =vyqM -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-nfp@l.g.o mailing list