Resolution Guidelines for Equipment and Service Donations

Christoph Lameter christoph at
Mon Aug 16 17:48:04 UTC 1999

We (who is we?) develop drivers?  I think there is an expectation but we
cannot guarantee that we will fulfill that expectation.

On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:

> 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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