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Re: PgUS bylaws

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Reece Hart <reece(at)harts(dot)net>
Cc: Selena Deckelmann <selenamarie(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgus-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PgUS bylaws
Date: 2008-06-10 15:34:06
Message-ID: 1213112046.17340.4.camel@jd-laptop (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgus-general

On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 11:10 -0700, Reece Hart wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-05-28 at 08:50 -0700, Selena Deckelmann wrote:
> > We're closing the comment window in about 1 week so that we can
> > submit
> > these to the IRS and get our 501(c)3 before October.

> I had two goals: 1) to broaden the scope to include "related projects"
> since that's an important part of the ecosystem (e.g., PostGIS); 2) to

Postgis is definitely an important part of the ecosystem :) but I am not
sure this change is needed (and have posed the question to the
attorney). The reason is, when it all comes down to nuts and bolts,
Postgis is just a PostgreSQL extension. Thus it would automatically be
included as valid.

Similarly, even with something like Drupal, if someone were to say, "I
would like to do X with Drupal based around PostgreSQL" we could help
support that as well. Even though, Drupal is not a PostgreSQL project it
is helping PostgreSQL. 

>  address some slightly awkward wording (e.g., one can't "educate the
> creation, development, or use" of PostgreSQL).

No but:

The primary purposes of the Corporation shall be to ´╗┐Educate, promote
and support the creation, development and use of the PostgreSQL Open
Source Database software, a software system which is available to the
general public without charge;

I know it seems like odd wording when you take the fragment but it isn't
nearly so when you take the entire context.

We appreciate your feedback, thanks!


Joshua D. Drake

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