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Re: Legalities



On 8 Sep 2000, at 0:48, David Lawyer wrote:
> 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.

I do fear that.

> 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.

It could be a good idea with trustee people unrelated to the Linux 
business, i.e. without any possible conflict of interest.
 
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