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From: George Prowse <cokehabit@×××××.com>
To: Steve Long <slong@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
Cc: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Re: Re: A proposal to get out of this mess
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 13:53:24
In Reply to: [gentoo-project] Re: Re: A proposal to get out of this mess by Steve Long
Steve Long wrote:
 > Well technically the Foundation used to be legal title-holder to all 
 > assets. He's talking about the Trustees exerting control over the
 > developers, which is something it was explicitly set up not to do; the
 > Council are the ultimate authority for all developers. So in a sense he's
 > trying to take control over the whole thing (even though it would be 
a new
 > legally disjoint entity) in one swoop. Some people will applaud that,
 > others not. *shrug*

Well correct me if I am wrong but if the foundation is no more then 
wouldn't/hasn't everything revert(ed) back to him anyway?
 > The SFC thing is far more like the old Foundation tbh. Only they have
 > professional admins, accountants and lawyers. ;)
 >> At the very least I would only consider his offer when I had some sort
 >> of information on the offer. Negotiations are whats needed, not an
 >> instant accept/decline
 > Yeah, only he explicitly rules out any negotiation and set a very tight
 > deadline to accept or refuse. I pleaded with him to change only the terms
 > (no discussion/deadline and all his appointees) believe it or not. meh.
 > "Railroading" is the only term that seems apt to me.
That is just a negotiation manoeuvre, forcing Gentoo to act
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