[Board] Project Sponsors for Incubating Projects

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Mon Apr 7 08:39:53 PDT 2008

Paul Ramsey wrote:
> Well, fooey on you Arnulf :)  

"fooey" does not translate for me:

Phonetically the German term would be "Pfui" which does translate:

I especially like the last entry:
Au├čen hui, innen pfui. ~= All show and no substance

Which is exactly the impression that we not want to be associated with our Incubator. 

> I'll just have to complete Incubation,
> shouldn't take long.  

Excellent, thats the trick. 

> The dollars aren't really time sensitive, I just
> want to start milking all these wonderful corporate PSC members as
> soon as possible (Bob, you didn't read that).
> P.

Do that. You have my full support in bringing the commercial bit back into the fun of coding. But as suggested, I think you can go for it anyway as there is precedence and nobody motioning to change that. 

Best regards, 

I hope that your cleverelephant.ca address is subscribed to this list. Well, if not you wont even know. :-)

> On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 11:12 AM, Arnulf Christl
> <arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com> wrote:
>>  On Fri, April 4, 2008 21:11, Paul Ramsey wrote:
>>  > Query:
>>  >
>>  >
>>  > I wouldn't mind lining up some project sponsors for GEOS... we're
>>  > still in incubation though: verboten?
>>  >
>>  > P.
>>  Congratulations for finding sponsors.
>>  I did not really like when it "happened" with GDAL. I still don't think it
>>  is a good idea because it removes yet another argument why to graduate at
>>  all. It can also put OSGeo in a strange situation if incubation shows that
>>  the project is not feasible - for whichever reason. How can OSGeo provide
>>  financial, organizational and legal support for a project that does not
>>  comply with its rules and regulations? We could only provide legal advice
>>  then (jump out the window or something along that line).
>>  I will not make a motion to change existing practice but precedence or
>>  not, I would vote -1 if we would reconsider this.
>>  Regards,
>>  --
>>  Arnulf Christl
>>  http://www.wheregroup.com
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