[Consortium] re: linuxaudio.org
Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
uraeus at gnome.org
Fri Jan 30 13:58:08 EST 2004
On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 19:47, Marek Peteraj wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 11:53, Daniel James wrote:
> > > But if your role would end, and you wouldn't be able to supervise,
> > > who would handle the post then?
> > Naturally the consortium would change its contact address to another
> > post office box or office which was more convenient for the new
> > director. I would of course forward on any post.
> > > From a legal point of view, it's just a bunch of projects and
> > > companies listed on a site, the domain is entirely in the hands of
> > > Daniel.
> > Quite true for the time being - which is why I'm trying to set up a
> > management board.
> But what will it solve?
If part of linuxaudio's agenda is to get funding to be used for the
enhancement of the pro-audio development platform on Linux then having a
formal organization is essential. Companies and persons who would want
to sponsor such things needs someone to make an arrangement with.
That is why GNOME has the GNOME Foundation, Ogg has Xiph and is why we
> > The more time we spend arguing about the same
> > points, the less time there is for advocacy.
> > > An organisation should be the last step in promoting linuxaudio.
> > There we disagree.
> > > And i fear that it will involve another mailing-list, what's worse,
> > > a private one. The managment board mailing list.
> > The management board mailing list will have closed membership for a
> > very good reason - democratic accountability.
> Not sure i understand.
I assume it means it will ensure that each project gets one vote and
that those who vote at least have some meritocratic claim to that vote.
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