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Re: Governance for PGUS

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>, pgus-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Governance for PGUS
Date: 2008-04-21 20:26:03
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On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 17:14:31 -0300
Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> wrote:

> David, Josh,
> 
> > Can we try this again?
> 
> OK:
> 
> Great!  I look forward to reviewing the bylaws.  Is the draft
> organized around the idea of individual membership, or membership by
> PUG?  I can see both ideas having merit.

The current bylaws, and I should say as we requested them to be written
(we are not writing them the lawyers are) are designed around the idea
of individual membership.

We want to support PUGs but want to do so in an autonomous fashion. For
example, the Conference series is a Affiliated/Sponsored project but it
is autonomous.

> 
> One other issue I'd like to deal with through the PGUS is to have
> some way for individual PUGs to raise funds which they can spend at
> their discretion.  It's kind of sucking that SFPUG is raising around 
> $1000/year, but David and I are still paying for a lot of pizza out
> of our own pockets.
> 

Financial sponsorship is on the table, although we have not yet
determined the exact details. I don't know if we want to go the SPI
route where everything is classified per project or per PUG etc...

And on that note, you realize the only reason SFPUG hasn't received any
sponsorship to date, is because SFPUG hasn't asked. (but please respond
on another thread if you wish to talk about that).

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake

P.S. No, we have not see anything from the lawyer yet, that was what my
blog was about.

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