Josh Berkus's platform on political activity,
was: money handling
josh at postgresql.org
Tue Jul 18 03:30:14 UTC 2006
> FWIW, Linux Australia receives a lot of support from IBM (it's been an
> ongoing major sponsor of linux.conf.au), and also actively participates
> in topics of copyright and patent reform. As it happens, Rusty Russell
> has been our key IP guy for a few years now, and is also an IBM employee.
That was hypothetical example. I don't know for a fact that IBM would
withhold donations to a vocally anti-SW-patent organization. I was making
an example of why it was necessary to *check* with the member organizations
> To put it another way: if PostgreSQL were to think patents are good,
> and SPI were to think patents were bad, but PostgreSQL is good; is
> there any reason for PostgreSQL to stop using SPI for its finances,
> just because they're arguing different sides of an issue in public?
Where it would become a critical issue is if it affected PostgreSQL's (or any
other member project's) ability to raise funds and/or run their project. And
the only way we can know that is if we check with those projects.
Are you arguing that it's *not* necessary to check? If not, what are you
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