[Spi-private] SPI board and the software patent issue

Theodore Tso tytso at mit.edu
Fri Jul 14 17:21:34 UTC 2006

On Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 09:50:14AM -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Bruce Perens wrote:
> >Benj. Mako Hill wrote:
> >>But I don't really see how a seat on the SPI board helps you oppose them 
> >>more effectively
> >It's important to get SPI and its members and especially its board more
> >involved in issues. This is not just about getting them to help ME to
> >oppose anything, it's getting them to do it.
> It is NOT important to get the SPI to do it, until the SPI by-laws state 
> that it is part of the purpose.

More importantly, such goals may be incompatible with SPI's current
non-profit and tax-exempt status....

But that to me is a good reason not to vote for Bruce this year....

							- Ted

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