[OpenStack Foundation] [Openstack] Foundation Structure: An Alternative

Jim Jagielski jimjag at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 14:55:29 UTC 2012

> There are a lot of different ways to contribute to a big project like this.
> Over at the PSF we have found it very useful to have a separate foundation
> and board made up of people from the community who have an interest in
> supporting the general python community in ways that go beyond writing code.
> The skills (and interests) needed to organize events such as hack days,
> meetups, and conferences and especially deal with subjects like copyright
> and trademark enforcement do not overlap 100% with the skills (and
> interests) of the core developers. The PSF, and its board, provide a focus
> for soliciting and receiving contributions of all sorts from *everyone* in
> the Python community. I would expect the OpenStack Foundation to serve a
> similar purpose in this community.
> Doug

As I recall, the bylaws of the Python Foundation were heavily based on
those from the ASF, but with an eye on allowing corporations as

But what is crucial with TPF is that the board is derived from the
community and the members... the control and direction still is
derived from the community.

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