[odf-discuss] Response from a GNOME Foundation board director
cputtick at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 07:14:54 EDT 2007
Given US lobbying approaches, that's a damn fine restriction! Else
consider this scenario:
Big software corporation seeks to control new standards;
creates foundation for purpose of informing people about new standards;
foundation joins OASIS;
promptly nominates 50 or so employees of aforesaid software
corporation to serve on (drown) appropriates committees;
outcome standard is how company wanted it without prima facie having
influenced it, while not having to have paid fees that allow OASIS to
exist in the first place...
How many people from each non-profit should be allowed to be members?
On 31/10/2007, Daniel Carrera <daniel at zmsl.com> wrote:
> > USD1100? To help develop and promote standards that potentially allow
> > a level playing field for free software?
> To be fair, OASIS rules *are* restrictive for non-profits. Just ask Marbux or anyone from the OpenDocument Foundation. Half of the issue is that a non-profit is only allowed to have two non-employees in TCs. That being said, maybe two is enough for our purpose.
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