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To: gentoo-desktop-research@g.o
From: dams@...
Subject: Re: Desktop Linux Consortium membership
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 23:39:48 +0100
Brandon Hale <tseng@g.o> said:

> On (12/02/03 01:20), Donnie Berkholz wrote:
>> To: gentoo-desktop-research@g.o
>> From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
>> Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 01:20:27 -0500
>> Subject: [gentoo-desktop-research] Desktop Linux Consortium membership
>> Reply-To: gentoo-desktop-research@g.o
>> 
>> I think it's a good idea for Gentoo to apply to become a member of the
>> Desktop Linux Consortium [1]. Thoughts?
>
> I dont see why not, I would participate.
>
>> Here's the membership description for that class:
>> 
>> Associated Members
>> This class of membership is reserved for the Linux community
>> organizations that are the heart and soul of the Linux development
>> process. This includes organizations such as the Debian project, KDE,
>> Gnome, and many more. Membership in this class will require approval by
>> the membership committee of the consortium. Associated Members have the
>> right to nominate 2 of the 11 directors and have access to Consortium
>> forums and membership events. 
>> 
>> There is no cost for Associated Members.
>
> This group seems to be the driving force behind actual developments.
> However in this structure corporate sponsors (the guys that fork over alot of money) hold 7/11 (>½) of votes. Not sure I like how that works... I can see giving incentives for sponsorship, but at the same time why take the power from the people who really know the issues regarding Linux on the desktop.
>

Right, but if you look at the corporates, they don't seems to be that evil.
Sure there is no guarantee for the future, but I think it's quite safe for now.

I like the idea

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dams

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