Xfce Foundation status

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 19:04:50 CEST 2010

Hi Jannis

2010/10/13 Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at xfce.org>:
> Hey everyone,
>  * Would you prefer "Xfce e.V." or "Xfce Foundation e.V." to be the
>    name of the organization?

- Xfce Foundation (at first choice) but I wouldn't bother to see the
other choice.

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

- 3 years (2 seems the minimum since we barely make a release per year)

>  * 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.

Les médecins du monde http://www.medecinsdumonde.org/gb/International

> Please help us by answering the questions. If this makes sense for most
> of you and the questions are answered, I'll proceed in finishing the
> paperwork.
> 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. During this
> meeting they would sign a resolution that says the board of directors
> will be re-elected shortly after the e.V. has been registered. In this
> re-election we can then establish people more deeply involved in Xfce
> as board members. (And we would of course decide not to take money from
> e.V. members, so anyone can become part of the whole thing.)
> How does all this sound to you people?

I have no idea at all, really, I'm not into this stuff.

> Cheers,
> Jannis


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