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From: Steve Long <slong@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Re: How to improve the trustees
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 05:07:24 +0000
William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:

> I think it's kinda naive and unrealistic long term to continue to do
> these things in house. More so when we can get the needed services
> externally for next to nothing. Either way, decisions still have to be
> made, and the board will still have to do that. It's just the final
> action, and liability that will be passed on. Also IMHO makes changing
> of the guard much easier. Not to mention allows focus on other areas of
> the foundations mission.
> 
Agreed; having oversight from people with experience is useful, and so is
involving users in any area they can be useful, but yeah I favour
professional assistance; you gave better reasoning ofc. The SFC looked good to 
me; for all the talk of the size of Gentoo, as an organisation apart from the 
actual volunteer development, it isn't large.

An idea: why not allow users to pay a nominal fee, say $10 per year, to have
a "contributor" badge on the forums, with zero other benefit? Donations
aren't quite the same, since they're anonymous, and keeping a single, small
level of contribution would mean users wouldn't feel pressured by it. I'm
sure quite a few of the user base would happily stump up, including me ;)
and that'd give Gentoo a bit more money to play with.
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