Re: Resolution 2018-09-08.jrk.1: ProteanOS as associated project

From: Jimmy Kaplowitz <jimmy(at)spi-inc(dot)org>
To: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org, board(at)spi-inc(dot)org, secretary(at)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: Resolution 2018-09-08.jrk.1: ProteanOS as associated project
Date: 2018-09-10 19:03:46
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I'm withdrawing this resolution from today's agenda. I submitted it on
Saturday while still continuing discussions with the project, so that
members would have a chance to comment before a vote today.

But there are still questions being discussed between the board and
Patrick about whether it's the right step forward for ProteanOS to
become an associated project. Such questions get discussed routinely;
it's just that usually there's no impending large donation causing us to
overlap that discussion with the member comment period, as there was in
this case.

If we decide to proceed, we'll proceed with email voting or re-propose
this resolution for a future meeting.

- Jimmy Kaplowitz

On Sat, Sep 08, 2018 at 12:39:44PM -0400, Jimmy Kaplowitz wrote:
> I'm proposing this resolution for the September 10 meeting. It's
> slightly last-minute, but I doubt it should be controversial in any way
> besides that (hence my use of spi-general).
> Proposing to proceed despite the timeline because the discussions with
> the project only just recently reached the point where a resolution is
> warranted and they have a donor offering to pay them a large
> contribution in the next week or two.
> Should there arise any controversy or other reason to hesitate, we can
> use email voting once that's resolved, or if necessary defer to October.
> But for me, their impending donation makes these fallback options.
> Resolution 2018-09-08.jrk.1: ProteanOS as associated project
> 1. ProteanOS is a substantial and significant Free Software project,
> namely a GNU/Linux distribution primarily targeted embedded devices,
> and has been endorsed as fully free by the Free Software Foundation.
> 2. The ProteanOS developers would like SPI's support and assistance,
> including accepting donations and holding funds.
> 1. ProteanOS is formally invited to become an SPI Associated Project,
> according to the SPI Framework for Associated Projects, SPI Resolution
> 1998-11-16.iwj.1-amended-2004-08-10.iwj.1, a copy of which can be found
> at
> 2. Patrick McDermott is recognised by SPI as the initial authoritative
> decision maker and SPI liaison for systemd.
> 3. If the last known SPI liaison for ProteanOS is missing in action, and
> no new SPI liaison is appointed for two consecutive years, the
> associated project is deemed defunct. The defunct project's assets may
> be transferred to a nominated US 501(c)(3) charity or to the SPI general
> fund.
> 4. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is
> approved by the SPI Board.
> - Jimmy Kaplowitz
> jimmy(at)spi-inc(dot)org
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