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Il 20/10/2010 10.33, Andre Schnabel ha scritto:
Ok, so may we agree to the general idea to this process (contribute ->
apply for membership ->  contributions gets evaluated ->  membership gets
approved or denied) but need to find a good definition what amount / time
of contributions qualify for acceptance?

Yes. And how much discretionary can be the rejection from the Foundation current members.

For example, in the Charter can be established some causes for automatic rejection.

For corporations: the contributing applicant is a notorious patent troll or has sued multiple free software project/corporations during last 5 years or has been sued for violating free software licenses during last 5 years, ...

For individuals: the person has a past of anti-free software activities, has high managing duties and can decide policies and tendencies in corporations quoted above, ...

For public entities: here I really don't know, it depends on which country the Foundation will be registered in. However, I would feel uncomfortable if the current government of Iran would contribute to LibreOffice and ask for membership within TDF. Yes, I know, too much politics in this consideration. :(
Gianluca Turconi

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