[mailto:eclipse.org-planning-council-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott Lewis
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007
Subject: Re: [eclipse.org-planning-council]
A suggested topic for Planning Council Discussion
Doug Schaefer wrote:
I’m not sure the Board would agree that this
isn’t about business.
I'm sure some/many of them would think it's about business...specifically
*their* business. But the EF is not a business, and the Board members are
not representing shareholders.
At the end of the day the Board decides.
IANAL, but I don't think the Board can decide to have a non-profit organization
(EF) do something that is clearly/obviously in the commercial interests of
*some/one* of the member organizations. Again IANAL so I may be wrong
about details...but I think the Board does have responsibilities that are not
the same as the feduciary responsibilities of a commercial organization's Board.