Re: [Spi-private] Bruce's Platform

From: Matthew Garrett <mjg59-spi(at)srcf(dot)ucam(dot)org>
To: spi-private(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org, spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: [Spi-private] Bruce's Platform
Date: 2006-07-14 19:55:23
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On Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 08:25:46PM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> Matthew Garrett <mjg59-spi(at)srcf(dot)ucam(dot)org>
> > Education of a sort that is not part of SPI's currently stated goals.
> > Let's be quite clear, here. [...]
> Indeed, let's! Goals/Purposes are what SPI is trying to achieve,
> but methods/powers are how it may do it.

I'm not saying that it's unlawful or impossible for SPI to carry out
these acts. I'm saying that it's not part of its currently stated goals,
and that those are the goals that most of the membership (presumably)
currently agree with. It's not at all obvious that changing those goals
would meet with the agreement of the membership, either people or

> Matthew Garrett helped to form another organisation (DUS)
> which I think is rather confused about purposes and powers,
> so I'd not pay much attention to his complaints about them.

I was present when the Debian UK society was formed, but played no part
in its formation. I'm not really sure what that has to do with anything.

> > I can't see any realistic way of conforming to article 6 in anything
> > other than a real-time discussion medium.
> Do meetings currently conform to article 6, JOOI?

>From the looks of it, broadly but not precisely.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59(at)srcf(dot)ucam(dot)org


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