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Re: OSI affiliation

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 06:40:08PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
>Dear project members,
>  as you might have heard post-FOSDEM, the Open Source Initiative (OSI)
>is opening up to an affiliate membership structure [1,2].  As I've
>already mentioned in [3], representatives of OSI have approached me to
>know if Debian is interested into joining. I'd like to discuss with you
>such a possibility.
>[1] http://www.opensource.org/node/604
>[2] http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Open-Source-Initiative-affiliates-announced-at-FOSDEM-1428905.html
>[3] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/12/msg00000.html
>For now, the only responsibility would be to have a Debian project
>representative participate into OSI activities, as an advisor. Later on,
>once the "old style" OSI board and the initial OSI affiliates have
>finalized the governance structure, affiliate projects are expected to
>have a say in OSI activities and decisions.

Hmmm. I *hope* they manage to achieve some of this, but I'll admit to
being skeptical. There's been a lot more heat than light in
discussions I've been seen in and around the OSI in the last few
years. It would be nice to see them doing useful work.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"You can't barbecue lettuce!" -- Ellie Crane

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