I would definitely be interested in working on such a proposal, and am sure some other folks would be as well. I know that I am a relative newcomer to openSUSE, but I believe that forming a foundation for openSUSE, so that it can act on its own behalf is certainly a worthwhile goal.

On Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 8:17 PM Simon Lees <sflees@suse.de> wrote:

On 3/31/22 09:21, Emily Gonyer wrote:
> It seems like this is an ongoing issue, whereby openSUSE is limited by
> it's own guidelines and bylaws. This seems like a fixable issue, and one
> which can be and should be worth working on in the future. Perhaps a
> workshop at the upcoming openSUSE conference is in order to discuss and
> hopefully implement a new set of guidelines and bylaws which can allow
> openSUSE to expand beyond SUSE.

Unfortunately its a fair bit more complex then that, currently openSUSE
doesn't have any form of legal entity currently everything is handled by
and through SUSE. Setting one up that meets all the various legal
regulations and is sustainable also isn't as simple as it seems at face
value. But if other people would like to help working on a proposal to
put to SUSE i'd be happy to help, currently with the amount of spare
time I have I can't drive this on my own.

> On Wed, Mar 30, 2022, 7:23 AM Simon Lees <sflees@suse.de
> <mailto:sflees@suse.de>> wrote:
>     On 3/30/22 20:59, Henne Vogelsang wrote:
>     > Hey,
>     >
>     > On 30.03.22 10:24, Simon Lees wrote:
>     >
>     >> which is why I spent alot of time looking at foundation related
>     topics.
>     >
>     > And that is nice and all. But *additionally* to doing the grunt
>     work of
>     > attracting contributors, not *instead* of it.
>     Sure, do you have a magical time tree for me? I have a young family and
>     most of my board work was done around that my day job and the various
>     other open source projects I contribute to.
>     If I could think of simple easy things to attract new contributors I
>     would absolutely have been doing them as well, but its hard and I don't
>     have many ideas, do you? One thing I do know is how to package so if
>     anyone wants to learn packaging or needs help with it I have and always
>     will go out of my way to help them.
>     But if you can think of a bunch of "grunt" work that can be done to
>     attract new contributors and you don't have time to do it yourself why
>     don't you share your ideas because maybe someone else does have time to.
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