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From robert_w...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: TDF/LO, what is the art of the possible?
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2011 16:44:27 GMT
Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org> 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.

-Rob


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