Re: GNOME Foundation paperwork

Correct - I am submitting Bart's edited version to use as the Mission
Statement. I think your correct in recalling that an initial board is needed
for incorporation - I will double-check. In any event, hopefully we will have
settled on the make-up of the slates and have elections to elect the board by
the time the paperwork has worked its way through the system and we are ready
to incorporate, etc.

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Robert Humphreys <rob collab net> writes:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > wanted to give you a quick update. Met with John Heard yesterday and we
> > will begin the process of engaging the attorneys and start filing the
> > paper work to establish the GNOME Foundation as a legal entity -
> > specifically as a non-profit organization. The goal is to have all the
> > paperwork completed and submitted in time to establish the Foundation by
> > end of this year.
> >
> > I also wanted to solicit feedback on the idea of using Nat's "manifesto"
> > as a "mission statement" or addendum, etc.
> >
> Bart already wrote a shorter piece of text to use as a mission
> statement. We should use that. Please make sure to keep everyone in
> the loop and let us know exactly what you are going to file before you
> do so.
> Also, I have some vague recollection that we'll need an initial board
> of some sort to incorporate the Foundation. Is that still the case?
>  - Maciej



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