[Bglug] Linux Con Toronto

LP linuxpusher2 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 09:56:38 EDT 2016


Logan,
Thanks for the education.




On 11 August 2016 at 00:10, Logan Streondj <streondj at gmail.com> wrote:

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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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