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Re: General Resolution: Liquidate donated assets as soon as possible

On 6/18/22 19:43, Louis-Philippe Véronneau wrote:
Under 4.1.5 of the Constitution, the developers by way of GR are the
body who has the power to issue nontechnical statements.

This is a proposal for Debian to create a guideline for our TOs when
they receive donations of non-fiat assets.

It is a result of the constructive debate we had on debian-private, and
hopefully it will not be too divisive :)

==== Text of GR ====

Donations to the Debian project of assets other than the TO's currency
of choice should be liquidated as soon as possible.

==== End Text of GR ====


I trust your best intention but I hold that these decisions should be worked out by the Project Leader and/or appointed delegates in coordination with TOs and with help of qualified advisers. They might decide to have a general rule but they could also weigh in on case by case basis. We should not tie their hands by passing a GR.

We may face a monetary inflation in some of the TOs host countries which could eat the hard currency up real quick. Thank you for bringing this up to the wider audience as it is important to recognize that this problem does exist.


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