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Re: Legalities

>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
comes first.


>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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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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