On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 23:16, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller wrote:
to be honest, i don't see a reason to go private if the source code
itself isn't proprietary. The problem is - who is going to negotiate if
there's no organisation in legal sense? Who are the members? A project
can't be a member since it can't be considered as an organisation though
developers and other people helping out in a project do organise
A project is:
"WordNet (r) 2.0"
n 1: any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he
prepared for great undertakings" syn: undertaking, task,
"Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
2. That which is projected or designed; something intended or
devised; a scheme; a design; a plan.
So suppose we *have* a legal entity, who will be allowed to get in?
A legal entity, a natural person, both?
Since a project isn't an organisation, will the project leaders or contributors be members of that consortium?
How many? All of them? The leading developers only?
If so, are both legal entities and natural persons allowed to enter then?
How is the organisation going to be organised in that case? How many members should it have?
Will the members of a corporate body enter?
Since you're an active member of the gnome community, i'd like to know what you think of a model similar to gnome foundation.
I'm much more inclined to that model personally.