[Koha] Koha Foundation input

Kyle Hall kyle.m.hall at gmail.com
Sat Sep 12 05:26:25 NZST 2009

I think your last question is the big one. We've done nothing but
discuss the Koha Foundation for ages because we can't come to a
consensus. Liblime simply started drawing up papers, which at the time
seemed like it might be the best thing to do. At least they were
moving forward with the foundation. I suppose if the answer is 'no,
they have stopped pursuing the foundation' then we have to ask the
question of where will it be formed. I believe that there is a good
chance that John Brice, the Director of the Crawford County Federated
Library System would be willing to help, as he has experience with
this type of thing. Hopefully that will not be necessary. I hope we
hear back from Liblime that everything is still on track.


Information Technology
Crawford County Federated Library System ( http://www.ccfls.org )

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Lenora Oftedahl <OFTL at critfc.org> wrote:
> The Koha Foundation needs to be a separate entity for just this reason.  LibLime has their fingers all over everything Koha.  They have promised to release all the 'stuff' to the Foundation when it is formed, but they are under no legal obligation to do so.  Does anyone else have Koha 'stuff' registered in their name to be released to the proposed Foundation?
> The question becomes, which country does the Foundation use as home?  Which country is easiest & cheapest for registration? We'll need constitution & by-laws for governance.
> How do we elect Board of Directors? My opinion is that officers of the Foundation should reflect the current positions of the various managers (sorry, I can't remember the proper Maori names).  Also, there should be representation on the board by the various vendors as well as regional independent libraries.
> Honestly, the whole regional representatives feeding into the international organizations for conferences just doesn't sit well with me.  In this day and age of social networks and nearly instant communication, we can all represent ourselves.
> Do the hackers like the current set up of using Bugzilla as feature request and is this process working to get sponsors for various bits of code?  If so, why change?
> Less governance, not more.
> Lenora
>  Is Liblime still involved in
> the effort to set up a foundation?
> Lenora A. Oftedahl
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