How Many Open Source Foundations Do We Need?
Sep 14, 2011, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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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