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RE: [eclipse.org-planning-council] A suggested topic for Planning Council Discussion

Scott, you should take a closer look at the Eclipse Foundation bylaws.


Doug Schaefer, QNX Software Systems
Eclipse CDT Project Lead, http://cdtdoug.blogspot.com

From: eclipse.org-planning-council-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:eclipse.org-planning-council-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott Lewis
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 3:51 PM
To: eclipse.org-planning-council
Subject: Re: [eclipse.org-planning-council] A suggested topic for Planning Council Discussion


Hi Doug,

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.