[Fsfe-ie] Summary of meeting #2
ciaran at member.fsf.org
Thu Aug 7 22:33:03 CEST 2003
Discussion topics, and suggestions:
The EU patents inflation directive
need to understand what exactly is happening on Sept 1st
Find out what ammendments will be voted on
Draft a benchmark for our MEPs: unless ammendments X and Y
are inplemented, you must vote no.
Forming an organisation:
We don't fully understand what we can do as a nonprofit
A 5 person committee could work
IFSO could be a good name (Irish Free Software Org)
Look into reserving ifso.ie
FIFO is an alternative, it just needs a meaning but it
will be hard to mention software in that name
(name from previous suggestion by Aidan Delaney)
Things possible if we had funding:
Travel to conferences
Leaflets at events/colleges
A press pack
(we didn't really discuss where these funds would come from)
Membership open to N.Ireland? (consensus: yes)
Probably open to all nationalities, meetings in Ireland.
When should we set up an organisation?
Maybe late January
How do we deal with unDublinising the org?
Hold the committee forming meeting in "All other places" :)
(Midlands if that's easy for travel, or if there's a cluster
of people in one non-Dublin county, we could meet there)
How should we decide the committee?
Democracy? maybe but we don't know eachother very well yet.
5-person agreement? and real elections in 1 year. maybe.
An FSFE-IE website?
Maybe a non-official (but official looking) one would be good
until we have a committee to maintain a real official site
More frequent similar non-decision-making meetings
Maybe another meeting before the Sept 1st patents vote
Plus the usual C Vs. Haskel Vs. Java and other discussions...
(Did I leave anything out or misrepresent anything?)
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