[OpenStack Foundation] Becoming an Open Source Initiative affiliate org

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Thu Feb 7 09:33:20 UTC 2019

Arkady.Kanevsky at dell.com wrote:
> Thierry,
> Putting my Finance committee hat.
> Do you know what are OSI expectations on contributions?
> ◾To make annual contributions towards the running of OSI where possible.

The agreement[1] goes into more details. It states that as an OSI 
Affiliate Member you have the following responsibility:

"To the extent possible, make annual and/or project-specific 
contributions, monetary and/or otherwise, to aid OSI and its 
special-interest projects."

[1] https://opensource.org/affiliateAgreement

I was thinking that our contribution could be to support their messaging 
with our communications, and have staff participate in their initiatives 
where applicable. I'm definitely interested in engaging more directly 
with OSI, for the reasons I explained in the last paragraph on my email. 
I don't think we should "sponsor" them as I find weird to have 
Foundations sponsor other Foundations (but I encourage our members to 
become sponsors of OSI !).

Allison Randal was on OSI board of directors, maybe she can clarify what 
that expectation is. In all cases, if we start this process we would 
have that agreement reviewed by our lawyers to clarify our commitments 
before we proceed.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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