Re: GNUstep project support

From: David Graham - SPI Secretary <cdlu(at)spi-inc(dot)org>
To: Ian Jackson <ijackson(at)chiark(dot)greenend(dot)org(dot)uk>
Cc: Adam Fedor <fedor(at)doc(dot)com>, spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org, board(at)spi-inc(dot)org, spi-www(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: GNUstep project support
Date: 2004-11-04 19:09:40
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.55.0411041402000.30371@baffin
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On Thu, 4 Nov 2004, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Adam Fedor writes ("GNUstep project support"):
> > We would like SPI to handle the acceptance and disbursement of
> > donations. Disbursement of donations would be made at the request of
> > the GNUstep maintainer (me) or possibly in the future, some GNUstep
> > development committee.
> Here's a resolution for the meeting:
> Proposed Resolution 2004-11-04.iwj.1
> 1. GNUstep is a substantial and significant Free Software project.
> 2. The GNUstep developers would like SPI to take donations for
> purposes related to GNUstep.
> 3. GNUstep is formally invited to become an SPI Associated Project,
> according to the SPI Framework for Associated Projects.
> 4. The GNUstep Maintainer, currently Adam Fedor, will be authorised
> to represent and act for GNUstep, with respect to SPI, and to
> nominate successors.

Isn't this covered by the Advisor resolution, which makes the project
responsible for assigning its own representative, and thus moot this

Advisor resolution:

> 5. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, on 2005-01-03.

I would change the wording to:
5. This invitation will expire 60 days after its passage by the Board of
Directors, if not accepted.

> 6. The current text of the Framework for Associated Projects is not
> available on the SPI website Resolutions section, nor are the
> minutes of the August 2004 board meeting at which the Framework
> was amended.


> 7. The SPI Secretary is mandated to compile the text of the Framework
> for Associated Projects, as amended. The SPI webmaster is
> mandated to publish the Framework on an appropriate location on
> the SPI website.

SPI's website administrators have been in possession of a complete list of
changes that need doing for a month, and this message is cc'd to them as a

> 8. When this is done, the SPI Secretary is mandated to formally
> notify the Board's invitation to Adam Fedor and the GNUstep
> project, with reference to the Framework.

Strike paragraphs 4, 6, and 7, modify 5, and you'll have my support for
it. A lot of this language doesn't belong in our acceptance resolution for
a member project.

I have no objections to the GNUstep project though I admit I know little
about it.


David Graham, SPI Secretary
cdlu(at)spi-inc(dot)org D5F45889


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