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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: TDF/LO, what is the art of the possible?
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2011 19:52:43 GMT
Thanks Sam

Sent from my mobile device (so please excuse typos)

On 4 Jun 2011, at 18:13, Sam Ruby <> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 12:44 PM,  <> wrote:
>> Ross Gardler <> wrote on 06/04/2011 11:59:08 AM:
>>> Subject: Re: TDF/LO, what is the art of the possible?
>>> I think it is relevant how the ASF would respond. Silence will be
>>> taken as negative yet if the ASF Board were to response to such
>>> questions without first understanding the consensus of the members I
>>> would be most displeased with my Board.
>>> To expect the TDF to treat their membership in this way is, IMHO,
>>> unreasonable. This should be a dialog not a set of binary choices.
>> Indeed.  It could always occur in multiple stages, with TDF getting
>> feedback from their membership, etc., doing this in iterative rounds of
>> discussions.  I leave it to TDF how best to caucus.
>> Would you acknowledge that having a direct negotiating session with 500
>> individual in not really practical, especially if those individuals have
>> no authority over their organization's respective licenses?  Or, in your
>> experience, do you know of a better way?  If so, please share.
> Unless anybody objects, I will personally take ownership of this
> issue.  On the subject of licenses I *can* speak authoritatively on
> behalf of the ASF.  I've engaged in the discussion both here and on
> the lists.
> The best summary I am aware of to date on this issue can be found at:
>> -Rob
> - Sam Ruby
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