Subject: Re: History of the NetBSD Foundation
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
From: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@MIT.EDU>
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
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.