SPI Workshop/Brainstorming Session at Debconf

Nick Phillips nwp at nz.lemon-computing.com
Thu Jul 24 10:09:37 UTC 2003

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 04:59:52PM -0500, Ean Schuessler wrote:

> If we have a project that really uses our services and we are drawn into
> a legal action and the courts make a judgement against us then we better
> have Debian behind the decisions that drew us into court. Our
> disorganized accounting saying "this money is Debian's" is probably not
> going to diminish our liability. The board is almost all Debianers, the
> membership is mostly Debianers, so the court is probably going to decide
> that the responsibility (and the cost) belong to Debian. I'll run this
> by Chris Rourk to verify my thinking.

This is a very good point; perhaps some kind of trust administered by SPI
would be a better way to hold each project's money if there are at some
point a significant number of larger ones?


Nick Phillips -- nwp at lemon-computing.com
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