[Koha] Koha Foundation input

Kyle Hall kyle.m.hall at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 04:50:24 NZST 2009

Assuming the Liblime KSF is off the table, what about the idea of
joining SPI or the Apache foundation? I guess the question is: who
will step up and start the creation of another KSF? Who has the means
and gravitas to do so?


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On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 10:42 AM, MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop> wrote:
> Lenora Oftedahl <OFTL at critfc.org> asked: [...]
>> Does anyone else have Koha 'stuff' registered in their name to be
>> released to the proposed Foundation?
> Yes, others have Koha 'stuff' registered in their names.  TTLLP
> software.coop has some rights, but we have deliberately not registered
> them because I believe them to be community property stewarded by us.
> I have notes of some of the registrations, but I'll give the
> registrants chance to announce themselves first.
> I think some things will be released to the proposed Foundation at
> cost and I believe some intend to offer things for sale to the
> Foundation.  I don't think anyone has offered to donate any stuff but
> I could be wrong.
>> 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.
> We need governing documents, but they may be called different things
> elsewhere.  I know England's incorporation costs, but I don't think
> we're a serious candidate?  Can people who know US, NZ and France
> add costs to http://wiki.koha.org/doku.php?id=kohafoundation please?
>> How do we elect Board of Directors? [...]
> One member one vote, either directly or grouped into constituencies?
>> 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?
> We've had no sponsors simply from listing on Bugzilla.  Anyone?
>>  Is Liblime still involved in
>> the effort to set up a foundation?
> We don't know.
> Hope that helps,
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