Charters, manifestos, and SPI's purpose, and forum-widening

Josh Berkus josh at
Mon May 14 16:36:10 UTC 2007


> The founders are myself and Tim Sailer. Our specific goal at the time
> was to protect Debian developers from personal liability by giving them
> a corporate shield. This purpose was not achieved, but IMO is more
> important today than it was in 1998. 

Well, Debian certainly has the funds to insure the developers, provided that 
they could find an insurance provider.  Just a suggestion.

Josh Berkus
Software in the Public Interest, Inc.

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