[Spi-private] Bruce's Platform

Benj. Mako Hill mako at debian.org
Fri Jul 14 16:15:45 UTC 2006

<quote who="Bruce Perens" date="Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 07:51:40AM -0700">
> >What procedures will you be using to ensure that you have the backing of 
> >the member organisations?
> The last time I did this, which was the W3C patent policy thing, I asked 
> the SPI board first.

For the record, you and anyone else that feels that they are in a
position to represent SPI in a way that would further the organization's
aims are welcome to approach the board to do this. You do not need to be
a board member or an officer to help SPI pursue its agenda or to
represent its interests.

> It is, however, sort of strange. SPI is their organization and a good 
> many DDs haven't joined. Why they should have to join separately from 
> being accepted as an acitve Debian contributor is beyond me.

This has been suggested and many Debian developers decided that they
didn't want to do it. As far as I'm concerned, that's a pretty good


Benjamin Mako Hill
mako at debian.org

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