Xfce Foundation status

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 14 00:00:03 CEST 2010

Am Mittwoch, den 13.10.2010, 20:42 +0200 schrieb Jannis Pohlmann:
> The draft is not finished yet but I have a few questions for you anyway
> (please read KDE's articles of association first):
>   * Do you think all this makes sense? 


>   * Does a German e.V. (which is a non-profit organization registered
>     in Germany) sound like a reasonable type of organization for Xfce?


>   * Would you prefer "Xfce e.V." or "Xfce Foundation e.V." to be the
>     name of the organization?

The first, the second is contradictory and sounds redundant.

>   * For how many years do you think the board should be elected? 
>     3, 2 or 1?

2 sounds fine.

>   * There is one clause about where the raised money should go in case
>     the e.V. is abandoned. The KDE people have decided to forward all
>     their money to UNESCO. I have come up with a few alternatives.
>     Which of the following organizations would you prefer the money to
>     be handed over to in case the e.V. is closed?
>       UNESCO, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, WWF or OLPC?
>     You can of course make your own suggestions if you want to.

My PayPal account? ;) If this is not possible, I suggest the FSFE.

> The founding process itself involves a formal meeting in real life
> with at least 7 persons attending. As it seems unrealistic to organize
> such a meeting with Xfce-only people from all around the world before
> the end of the year, I propose that I organize this meeting in
> Lübeck, gathering a few local Xfce users or friends.

It is easily possible to do this at OpenRheinRuhr [1], we have enough
contributors there, but unfortunately not you. 


[1] http://wiki.xfce.org/events/2010/openrheinruhr 

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