LoCo governance and incorporation policy?

Christer Edwards christer.edwards at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 10 16:17:07 BST 2007

On Mon Sep 10, 2007 at 06:19:30PM +1000, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> > When this suggestion has arisen in the past, as far as I know our
> > policy on local teams setting up unincorporated associations or even
> > incorporated associations has been that it be strongly discouraged.
> > Although the issue hasn't been discussed in detail recently as far as
> > I know, personally I would remain of that view.
> We had this debate over a year ago in Ubuntu-Au. We came to realise that 
> maintaining any kind of official association would introduce an 
> administrative burden that could threaten to turn a fun community project 
> into a chore.
> The moral: keep things loose, keep things fun :)

This is the stance of the US Teams Project but we keep getting people popping up crying about
needing it.  All of the established and approved teams within the US have functioned without funding
or liability coverage.  If something from higher-up can communicate these additional "chores" as
very highly discouraged it would be appreciated.  Apparently some of the new teams are not listening
to the US Teams leadership.
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