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How Many Open Source Foundations Do We Need?

Sep 14, 2011, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)

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"Similarly, it's also possible that attempting to join an existing foundation as a short-cut won't work either. To succeed, the existing foundation's well-established way of working will need to be compatible with the already-functioning vector of values of the group joining.

"There's thus no One Model To Rule Them All. The world is too diverse. No matter how effective a given structure may be for existing groups, there are in my experience always factors that differ. If those unique factors can't be eliminated, the only answer will be a new incorporation. Given the bureaucracy involved in starting and sustaining a charity it's worth avoiding it you can, but it's better than force-fitting your community into the wrong structure."

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