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Il 20/10/2010 9.53, Sebastian Spaeth ha scritto:


There is no reason why there could not be a proper foundation that acts
as custodian for e.g. technical infrastructure, and holds eventual
trademarks and decides on licensing policies for these etc. and a wider
council that is composed of all contributors.

Nah... it's a legal nightmare.

Some people (Foundation's members) would have all duties and other people (outside supporters with vote in the steering council) all rights and no duty.

Liability is not just a word when decisions are made.

There is no reason why decisions like "which GUI to adopt" etc cannot be
voted on by a wider community (which is organized and blessed by the

That's another matter.

The members of the Foundation can decide that some kind of problems can be solved even by a public poll.

However, the *members* of the *Foundation* *decide*. Of course, it's so *if* this foundation has to have a steering role in the community, only.
Gianluca Turconi

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