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  • FSF Updates By-Laws - Tighter Approval Process For New/Updated Licenses

    Phoronix: FSF Updates By-Laws - Tighter Approval Process For New/Updated Licenses

    The Free Software Foundation (FSF) Board of Directors has adopted updated by-laws that go into place next month with an aim of further protecting copyleft licensing...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/FSF-2023-By-Laws

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    Section 12 - Action by Vote.

    (a) Majority Vote. When a quorum is present at any meeting, a majority of the directors present and voting shall decide any question, including election of officers, unless otherwise provided by law, the articles of organization, or these by-laws;

    (b) Supermajority Vote. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, a supermajority vote of sixty six percent (66%) of the directors shall be required to approve the following: (i) whether to direct the President of FSF to start a drafting process for any new copyright license (including GNU copyright license) or a new version of any existing copyright license (including GNU copyright license), or (ii) whether to direct the President of FSF to publish a new copyright license (including GNU copyright license) or a new version of any existing copyright license (including GNU copyright license).

    No director, officer or employee may start a drafting process for any new copyright license (including GNU copyright license) or a new version of any existing copyright license (including GNU copyright license), or (ii) publish a new copyright license (including GNU copyright license) or publish a new version of any existing copyright license (including GNU copyright) without express permission from the Board or the President after he or she has been directed to do so pursuant to this provision in the by-laws.
    This will hopefully prevent directors from gaining enough votes to "fix" something that isn't broken.

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