[Bglug] Linux Con Toronto

Logan Streondj streondj at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 00:10:55 EDT 2016

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Yeah, the Linux Foundation is owned by corporate overlords.

<<The Linux Foundation is an industry organisation dedicated to
"promoting, protecting and standardising Linux and open source
software"[1]. The majority of its board is chosen by the member
companies - 10 by platinum members (platinum membership costs $500,000
a year), 3 by gold members (gold membership costs $100,000 a year) and
1 by silver members (silver membership costs between $5,000 and
$20,000 a year, depending on company size). Up until recently
individual members ($99 a year) could also elect two board members,
allowing for community perspectives to be represented at the board level

As of last Friday, this is no longer true. The by-laws were amended to
drop the clause that permitted individual members to elect any
directors. Section 3.3(a) now says that no affiliate members may be
involved in the election of directors ...

These changes all happened shortly after Karen Sandler announced that
she planned to stand for the Linux Foundation board during a
presentation last September. A short time later, the "Individual
membership" program was quietly renamed to the "Individual supporter"
program and the promised benefit of being allowed to stand for and
participate in board elections was dropped (compare the old page to
the new one). Karen is the executive director of the Software Freedom
Conservancy, an organisation involved in the vitally important work of
GPL enforcement.>>
from https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/39546.html

It is one of my motivations for planning the governance of SPEL/GI-OS
to be a DAO, where open-source robots are the C-position staff, and
constituent representatives.

On 08/10/16 21:53, LP wrote:
> oops this just in my inbox.
> "Hi Chris,
> I have forwarded your email along to our contact at FSF as they
> only have a limited number of passes and will distribute these
> directly.
> Please note that we unfortunately do not validate parking for the
> event.
> Thank you,
> Courtenay Pope Conference Planner The Linux Foundation"
> On 10 August 2016 at 21:51, LP <linuxpusher2 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:linuxpusher2 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Or a sign that says   "This is Not Free" When did Linux get so
> insanely expensive, around the same time M$ started supporting
> Linux ? Yes that was sarcasm.
> On 10 August 2016 at 18:24, Andrew Howlett <andrew at howlett.net 
> <mailto:andrew at howlett.net>> wrote:
> Hahaha
> I almost want to go just to carry a sandwich board sign saying "NO
> systemd... keep sys 5 init"
> Sent from my phone. Original Message From: Remi Gauvin Sent:
> Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:19 PM To: Bruce-Grey Linux Users
> Group Reply To: Bruce-Grey Linux Users Group Subject: Re: [Bglug]
> Linux Con Toronto
> On 16-08-10 04:32 PM, kelvin mcmillan wrote:
>> I don't think the wife will let me spend $1100 USD to go to
> this event.
> I thought, at first, that surely you must have made an error....
> err, wow.
> Well, I suppose the professionals need a way to keep the riff raff 
> out.... otherwise, the event would just turn into a mod protesting
> systemd.
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