Re: [Spi-private] SPI board and the software patent issue

From: Theodore Tso <tytso(at)mit(dot)edu>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: board(at)spi-inc(dot)org, spi-private(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org, spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: [Spi-private] SPI board and the software patent issue
Date: 2006-07-14 17:21:34
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On Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 09:50:14AM -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Bruce Perens wrote:
> >Benj. Mako Hill wrote:
> >>But I don't really see how a seat on the SPI board helps you oppose them
> >>more effectively
> >It's important to get SPI and its members and especially its board more
> >involved in issues. This is not just about getting them to help ME to
> >oppose anything, it's getting them to do it.
> It is NOT important to get the SPI to do it, until the SPI by-laws state
> that it is part of the purpose.

More importantly, such goals may be incompatible with SPI's current
non-profit and tax-exempt status....

But that to me is a good reason not to vote for Bruce this year....

- Ted

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