[oe] [RFC] Creating an OpenEmbedded founation

Stelios Koroneos skoroneos at digital-opsis.com
Tue Jun 12 09:46:23 UTC 2007

I generaly agree with the idea but having gone through similar "situations"
several times in the past i know that in order to something like that to
succed, one or two persons will have to take full repsonsibility of it, as
the legal requirments are usually a lot.

One of the things i strongly agree with Holger is that the foundantion
should not be doing bussiness, as from experience this will create *a lot*
of problems with members in the future.
It's main job should be to promote OE (conference, shows etc) and manage the
assets donated to the OE project from 3rd parties (money,equipment,services)

As for the legal form, i am for a European juristiction entity (at least at
this stage).
e.V looks the best way to go IMHO, but as corerctly pointed by Holger it
involves an overhead to manage it and a lot of  work to set it up.
Taking into account past experience, the yearly OEDEM meeting could be also
the date of the  general assembly solving this issue.
For other issues that voting is required, electronic voting could be
accepted (this largely depends on the country the e.V is setup but there is
an EU directive to member states to "legalize" electronic voting but i am
not sure if this allready in effect in Germany)

Stelios S. Koroneos

Digital OPSiS - Embedded Intelligence

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