Subject: Re: History of the NetBSD Foundation
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@MIT.EDU>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/01/2006 22:01:29
On Saturday 02 September 2006 01:38, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> Unless some kind of
> significant and very strange effort to deceive bystanders was carried
> out (e.g. writing letters, bringing them to public gatherings, putting
> them in addressed envelopes, but secretly never mailing them; 

Uh, Thor, *what* are you talking about?  What letters?  What public 
gatherings?  What addressed envelopes?  I never saw any such thing.  Whenever 
I *asked* Christos about the situation, all I got was "I'm working on it" or 
some equivalent.

I totally admit that I should have just pursued the matter myself when it was 
clear that Christos was not being cooperative.  I screwed the pooch on that.  
But that doesn't really bear on the point I was making.

> actually filing bylaws, actually appointing the required additional
> member so that the corporation would have a legal board of directors
> (2 is not sufficient), and so forth.

That's a fallacy.  A normal (for-profit, which was the status at the time) 
corporation can have a board with only *one* member.  It's only in non-profit 
law that it's stipulated that a board must have three.  And even when there
is a minimum, it's not as if the corporation suddenly ceases to exist when
someone resigns; there's a lot of case law about this.  In addition to that, 
Christos actively rejected attempts to bring anyone else into the board; he 
certainly did not initiate such attempts.