> WRT our earlier discussion about SRL joining the group, this is
My original aim was to eventually move beyond advocacy alone to
include co-development projects and the like. Of course, that's up to
> The reason I bring this up is that, in the US at least, the word
I wasn't aware of that - I hadn't heard of that usage in the UK. What
you're describing would be called a 'partnership' here.
I've just found this feature on Google:
I like the definition from biology:
'Two or more members of a natural assemblage in which each organism
benefits from the other. The group may collectively carryout some
process that no single member can accomplish on its own.'
> That being the case, any proposal on my part that Salem
> So, with these sorts of issues in mind, would it be possible to
It is the case that we've already announced linuxaudio.org as a
consortium. However, once the management board is in place -
hopefully next week - they could discuss this issue. We certainly
don't want to put anyone off from joining.
I suggest that you approach your people in the meantime and test their
reactions to the idea, explaining that your company will not be
expected to sign any contract.
Personally, I think goodwill, trust and peer pressure are far more
powerful than contracts. I suppose that when you sign a contract,
you've already acknowledged that trust has failed to be established!