[Board] Project Sponsors for Incubating Projects
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:
Außen 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).
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.
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.
>> Arnulf Christl
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