Re: Debian joning OASIS?
On 11-Mar-02, 17:53 (CST), Branden Robinson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Er, Wichert is the SPI Secretary; I am the SPI Treasurer.
Oops, sorry. It was you I meant, though.
> It is Debian's right and responsibility to approve this donation. My
> role as SPI Treasurer is twofold:
> 1) try to ensure that it's legal for SPI to make the expenditure;
I should have been more explicit in my question:
If SPI recieves >= $1000 donations with a specific request that the
donations be spent only to purchase an OASIS membership for Debian, can
the purchase then be made w/o getting formal majority approval for the
> However, in the instant issue I cannot make an assessment of whether
> OASIS membership is worthwhile. I had not even heard of the
> organization until this thread.
They've done (or at least organized and coordinated) a *lot* of work in
the area of SGML standards and documentation.
My personal opinion is that if several of our SGML/XML knowledgeable
developers express an interest, and are willing to kick in, say, %50 of
the first year fee, then we could/should pick up the rest. After that,
I'd want to see some sort of indication that it was being put to use.