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Le 2010-10-26 07:09, Gianluca Turconi a écrit :
Thorsten Behrens wrote:
hm, I guess most rules can be gamed, by any sufficiently determined
adversary - so I would favour simple, effective bylaws, and use
common sense otherwise.

Additionally, you want to provide the proverbial Big Corp some
incentive to join - note that this was one specific shortcoming of
the OOo project. If they don't see a chance to have at least some
say, why should they sponsor developers in the first place?

Sorry, but I still see in your words the same misunderstanding between
Foundation and Community that generated my initial reply in this thread.

IMO, if a corporation wants to have a word in a decision about where the
project goes, it should join the Foundation and respect its rules.

Any other type of contribution is surely appreciated but, IMO, it's very
far from granting a *right* to influence where the project goes.

Maybe, this consideration depends on what foundation are in my country:
very strong and well defined legal entities that are different from a
simple association.

Sincerely, I still see the "Foundation affair" a bit too foggy and I'm
not sure I'll like it at the end.


Hi Gianluca:

I think that we are all agreed that the financial contributions by corporations should not influence the direction of the project and that members of the LibO will always be in charge of the project. However, that said, it would make sense that large contributors should be recognized in some way and should perhaps have some say along with the membership in some aspects of the LibO project. I don't think that anyone is suggesting that corporations could just contribute and therefore take complete or partial control of the LibO project or some aspects of the LibO project. They we can allow them some say somewhere.


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