Amended: SPI resolution 2013-06-30.jmd.1: Swathanthra Malayalam Computing as an associated project

Jonathan McDowell noodles at
Mon Jul 29 21:19:44 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 04:36:13AM +0100, Jonathan McDowell wrote:
> This is an amended version of the resolution presented for the July 11th
> AGM; I have altered paragraph 1 to include reference to the SMC mission
> statement and some examples of how this ties in with the purposes listed
> in article 2 of our by-laws.
> We're on a tight deadline if SMC are to be able to use us to handle
> their GSoC funds (Josh has indicated he needs to know within the next
> week). If you have an objection to the resolution below please suggest
> updated text that would alleviate your concerns.
> I'm presenting this for an email vote by the board (which requires
> unanimous approval).

For the avoidance of any doubt I vote "Yes" to this resolution and have
seen "Yes" votes from all other board members, thus meeting the
requirement of a unanimous vote in order to accept SMC as an associated

> 1. Swathanthra Malayalam Computing is a substantial and significant Free
>    Software project, engaged in the development, localization,
>    standardization and popularization of various Free and Open Source
>    Softwares in Malayalam language. This aligns with SPI's stated purposes
>    such as "support, encourage and promote the creation and development of
>    software available to the general public", "endeavor to monitor and
>    improve the quality of currently existing publicly available software"
>    and "foster, promote and increase access to software systems available
>    to the general public"
> 2. The Swathanthra Malayalam Computing developers would like SPI's support
>    and assistance, including taking donations.
> 3. Swathanthra Malayalam Computing is formally invited to become an SPI
>    Associated Project, according to the SPI Framework for Associated
>    Projects, SPI Resolution
>    1998-11-16.iwj.1-amended-2004-08-10.iwj.1, a copy of which can be found
>    at
> 4. Anivar Aravind is recognised by SPI as the liaison to SPI for Swathanthra
>    Malayalam Computing and is responsible in the first instance for
>    communicating the wishes of Swathanthra Malayalam Computing to SPI. In
>    the event of the need for a replacement Santhosh Thottingal and/or Praveen
>    Arimbrathodiyill will act as backups.
> 5. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is
>    approved by the SPI Board.


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