Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Deedra Waters <dmwaters@g.o>
To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Summary of NFP options]
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 19:03:05
Message-Id: Pine.LNX.4.58.0404131359140.1756@simba
In Reply to: [Fwd: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Summary of NFP options] by Corey Shields
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I agree with corey on this, and he has said pretty much how I feel. I will
also say though that governing wise, I think that it should stay how it is
now. I've seen debian for example who does voting for their leaders, and
it very quickly becomes a popularity contest, which I don't think is a
good thing.
On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Corey Shields wrote:

> Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 13:50:47 -0500 > From: Corey Shields <cshields@×××××××.edu> > Reply-To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o > To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o > Subject: [Fwd: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Summary of NFP options] > > --[PinePGP]--------------------------------------------------[begin]-- > (re-post) > > -C > > -------- Original Message -------- > Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Summary of NFP options > Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 20:05:15 -0500 > From: Corey Shields <cshields@×××××××.edu> > Reply-To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o > To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o > References: <E1BDBxq-0005fN-41@×××××××××××.org> > > > The original purpose of the NFP organization, as I understand it, is to > protect Gentoo from becoming a corporate entity. That is it. People were > afraid of someone running away and making money off of their > contributions. > And I think that the corporate-protective NFP is what the development > community wants. The purpose right now should not be to make money or try > and support x number of developers financially, as (almost) everyone is > working happily within their own capacities right now. Development should > continue as it has been, because while there are quirks and problems, as a > whole it works, or else we wouldn't have such a kick ass distribution. > > Keep the focus on protecting Gentoo from corporate ties. Let the > developers > continue to do their work the way they are currently doing it. I know > there > is a concern about lack of QA and R&D, but as Gentoo gains popularity and > more people (and organizations) jump on board, there will be resources to > fill those roles just as there have been resources to create ebuilds. > > Basically, I think that the corporate ties issue should be solved first. > ~ The > resource issue is new and needs to be tackled later, as the NFP has been in > limbo too long.. > > Cheers! > > -Corey > > On Monday 12 April 2004 07:39 pm, Daniel Robbins wrote: > | Hi guys, > | > | Here is a very short summary of the NFP progress so far: > > -- > Corey Shields - IU Unix Systems Support Group > http://ussg.iu.edu/~cshields > > My PGP/GPG public encryption key is at: > http://www.ussg.iu.edu/~cshields/cshields_pub_key.asc > GPG fingerprint: 78A8 E5EB E455 0A90 F392 59BC A6AF F8A3 A304 1453 > > -- > gentoo-nfp@g.o mailing list > > > -- > Corey Shields - IU Unix Systems Support Group > http://ussg.iu.edu/~cshields > > My PGP/GPG public encryption key is at: > http://www.ussg.iu.edu/~cshields/cshields_pub_key.asc > GPG fingerprint: 78A8 E5EB E455 0A90 F392 59BC A6AF F8A3 A304 1453 > --[PinePGP]----------------------------------------------------------- > gpg: Signature made Tue Apr 13 13:50:47 2004 CDT using DSA key ID A3041453 > gpg: Good signature from "Corey Shields <cshields@×××××××.edu>" > gpg: aka "Corey Shields <cshields@g.o>" > gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature! > gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner. > Primary key fingerprint: 78A8 E5EB E455 0A90 F392 59BC A6AF F8A3 A304 1453 > --[PinePGP]----------------------------------------------------[end]-- >
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