[Buildbot-devel] Offer of membership to Buildbot into Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc.

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Wed Mar 13 17:59:29 UTC 2013

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 1:26 PM, Bradley M. Kuhn
<bkuhn at sfconservancy.org> wrote:
> I am excited to inform you that Conservancy's Project Evaluation
> Committee has approved Buildbot for membership in the Software Freedom
> Conservancy.

This is great news!  SFC membership gives Buildbot some legal
identity, along with the ability to fundraise and use the donations in
exciting ways.

> The next step is to negotiate a formal agreement between the project and
> the Conservancy, which is called a fiscal sponsorship agreement (FSA).
> You can find a template of the agreement available on Conservancy's
> website at: http://sfconservancy.org/members/apply/ConservancyFSATemplate.pdf
>             http://sfconservancy.org/members/apply/conservancy-fsa-template.tex

I'd like to give folks a few days to read and respond with their
preferences here, and reasons for those preferences.  In particular,
before I state my opinions, I'd like to hear thoughts on:

>   (a) who the initial signatories should be (ideally it should include
>       anyone who has ever made substantial contributions to the project),
>   (b) who the Project Leadership Committee (PLC) should be, how it should
>       govern itself, and what it should be called.  Note there are a few
>       examples in the FSA template of how other projects have done this,
>       but they are just guidelines, not choices.  The most important
>       thing is to write something that describes the natural and
>       existing leadership structure of your project.  Conservancy also
>       is reluctant to accept PLC's that have fewer than three members.

I'd prefer to keep the discussion on-list, but please contact me
privately if you feel that's necessary.


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