Formal apology.

Matt Palmer mpalmer at
Sat May 6 01:52:31 BST 2006

On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 12:15:11AM +1000, Robert Stoffers wrote:
> celtic at wrote:
> >Once the idea for establishing a Web presence for the Australian Team
> >was formed, our sights were set on obtaining appropriate domains;
> > was an obvious sight. A short email to Solutions First,
> >and very simply, the credentials to access the domain's configuration,
> >and they agreed to keep the renewal fees on their behalf. This is a
> >credit to the FOSS world, as it has been agreed that they would ensure
> >their promise in `good faith' - a long-standing policy that I believe
> >everyone is keen to uphold.
> I'm glad that up until now Solutions First have been great to deal with 
> and happy to help us out. I'm also glad that they are paying for the 
> renewal fees on the domain, though they could still do this if they were 
> to hand it over to the project too. Again this policy != a signed 
> contract or any other legal standing, and could turn sour for us at the 
> sole discretion of Solutions First.

Even with a signed contract, you still need to go to court to enforce it if
enforcement is needed.  Far better for everyone to remain on good terms, and
then legal action wouldn't be needed either way.

> >Some people have disagreed with Sol1 retaining official `ownership' of
> >the domain. Others have gone so far as to criticise Solutions First of
> >having ulterior motives for doing this, and for wanting to use the
> >domain to further their own business ends.
> We haven't even been able to discuss this in an open manor without being 
> threaten with legal action, whether they are joking or not. Already I am 

What was this threat of legal action?  I must have missed it in the hustle
and the bustle.

- Matt

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