William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:
> Just to be more specific and clear wrt to community. I as a developer,
> not a Trustee. I get all kinds of help from the Gentoo community.
> Patches, bug fixes, pointing out mistakes/errors, providing
> improvements. It's invaluable, and at times more help than I get from
> fellow Gentoo developers. Which I have a couple open bugs, I can't get
> any devs to help me with. The recent ones I needed help on that are
> closed, the community/users/contributors came through on.
That is completely unrelated about adding random people to the foundation.
> For some reason it seems like what happens with adults forgetting they
> were kids. Developers seem to forget we were once users. We might one
> day return to being users. So should those that do not wield developer
> status not matter?
They are quite important, but that is unrelated to the foundation.
> Some of our longest contributing members to Gentoo Java, aren't devs,
> nor will they ever be. They don't want to be. Some even have their own
> overlays. So guess they should not have any say or input.
You just told me that their input has been treasured by the java team,
the fact they do not want to become developers while they are
maintaining an overlay is something that should be addressed, but is
completely off topic.
> There should not be this elitism with a divide between developers,
> users, contributors, sponsors, etc. We are all together the Gentoo
> community. Which the foundation as I understand it, was intended from
> it's inception to represent.
NO, the foundation is an US activity born to have people sponsoring us
get tax cuts. At least that was the main idea.
The other important activities would be make sure we do not lose out
trademark but IIRC it isn't currently property of the foundation.
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