Resolution Guidelines for Equipment and Service Donations

Daniel Jacobowitz dan at
Mon Aug 16 16:16:58 UTC 1999

By no means - consider the hardware donations aimed at creating support
for the hardware.  They give it to us on the condition that we use it
to develop drivers for it.  It may be a foreign agenda, but it may also
be our own internal agenda.

On Thu, Aug 05, 1999 at 05:50:17PM -0700, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> I would expect them at least to pretent that this is an altruistic act and
> agree to a no strings donation. We cannot allow a foreign agenda to
> control the organization.
> On Thu, 5 Aug 1999, Ean R . Schuessler wrote:
> > I disagree. I don't think that it would be unusual or, for that matter, unfair
> > for a donor to place some constraints on their donation. We must remember that
> > many times these donations will not be of a purely altruistic nature. I can
> > envision many situations where a donor may be giving something to us because
> > they hope that we can do something for them. I think that this may be 
> > especially true in the case of large donations.
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