Corporate sponsorship ( was Re: Going passive )

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at
Wed Nov 10 01:53:03 UTC 2010

On 11/10/2010 01:09 AM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> 2010/11/9 "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson"<johannbg at>:
>> On 11/09/2010 11:13 PM, Matt Domsch wrote:
>>>> Would it be granted equal amount of seats to appoint members or more that is
>>>> if it funded more and would it have the rights to appoint the veto member (
>>>> FPL )?
>>> If we were to have a sponsor of equivalent stature to Red Hat,
>>> undoubtedly as terms of such sponsorship (or really membership if to
>>> be considered equal), the layout of the Board and privileges would get
>>> re-evaluated.  Given no one is stepping forward to offer several $M
>>> US, I don't want to travel too far down this hypothetical scenario.
>> Hum not following you're reasoning here I would think the layout of the
>> board and privileges would need to exist before hand but not get
>> re-evaluated afterwards for those wanting to become members equivalent
>> stature to Red Hat and willing to aid in future grow of the project.
> To put it simply.. at the point where a company, organization,
> demigod, etc were to say it wanted to put in large amounts of
> resources into Fedora then there would be the need for a legal
> arrangement to be done. The funding would have to be ongoing versus
> one-term, there would be assumption of liability issues, and various
> other legal requirements with the probability that "Fedora" would
> become some sort of new entity (corporation, non-profit) that would
> fall under a legal framework of wherever that occurred. [Actually
> multiple frameworks as any organization would need to be founded in
> each country to deal with employment, taxes, legal rights, etc]
> At which point any present board, policies, layout of groups etc would
> be completely rewritten to match laws for all such 'entities'. So
> looking at current layout of anything dealing with fedora and
> comparing it to a possible future becomes 'flawed'. Does that better
> explain


For some reason I had it in my head we already where a bit more in 
depended from Red Hat.


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