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Re: Trusted Organisation status for DebConf15's legal entity


On 26/04/14 at 23:42 +0200, Richard Hartmann wrote:
> 2. The organization should remain loyal to Debian
> See 1.
> Going against Debian's best interest now or in the future would not
> only be stupid beyond description, it would also wipe out our
> collective reputations and remove the common cause that unites us as
> DebConf15 team members.
> At Lucas' request, we are working with our German lawyer to add
> something like "board members must be DDs" or similar into our
> constitution, but this will be a non-trivial legal construct,
> especially given that the Verein (association) is legally required to
> be an independent legal entity whose highest decision-making body is
> the members' assembly. Therefore, it'll be really hard to codify
> external influence as requested. For the German tax office, it'll be a
> stretch to bestow authority to an international formation such as
> Debian, and we certainly want to avoid having to explain what Debian
> is and how we make decisions.
> Whether we can make this happen or not: the board needs to approve new
> members before they can join and thus vote anyway. As a consequence,
> hostile take-over is very unlikely.

I personally think that this could be enough, but would welcome more
opinions on that.


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