Resolution 2009-09-08.jrk.2: OSUNIX as associated project

This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of September 16, 2009.

This resolution is superseded by


  1. OSUNIX is a substantial and useful open source project,

  2. OSUNIX would like SPI's support and assistance, including taking donations, and

  3. OSUNIX engaged the Software Freedom Law Center separately from their representation of SPI and obtained from them an opinion letter which satisfactorily addresses SPI's legal concerns with regard to OSUNIX,


  1. OSUNIX 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

  2. Currently, Christopher Bergstrom is recognised by SPI as the current authoritative decision maker and SPI liaison for OSUNIX. The SPI Board expresses its desire for Christopher Bergstrom to clarify the governance structure of OSUNIX to the Board, which structure the Board will recognize as it would any other instruction from an associated project.

  3. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is approved by the SPI Board.