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>This needs to be well thought out. Would it be a membership
>organization with one vote per member? A problem is that in many
>organizations only a tiny percentage of the members vote and this
>leaves the way open to a hostile takeover.
David is correct in this. Let's take one beast at a time. The licensing
>Right now the LDP doesn't have any assets, and there is thus less
>motivation for any takeover. But as a formal organization, we could
>wind up owning the copyrights to certain documents that people had
>given to us.
>Another form of organization is to have a dedicated board of directors
>that is self-perpetuating. There have been a lot of failures of
>non-profits and we need to avoid the mistakes they made.
> David Lawyer
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<COMPANY>CommandPrompt - http://www.commandprompt.com </COMPANY>
<PROJECT>OpenDocs, LLC. - http://www.opendocs.org </PROJECT>
<PROJECT>LinuxPorts - http://www.linuxports.com </PROJECT>
<WEBMASTER>LDP - http://www.linuxdoc.org </WEBMASTER>
Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"
start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.
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