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From: Corey Shields <cshields@...>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Summary of NFP options]
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 15:33:34 -0500
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Dan Armak wrote:
| As for the NFP, personally I'm less interested in it, because (as Lance
| pointed out) it tries to prevent future problems, while the coop
addresses
| existing ones - lack of funding linked to community feedback in FOSS
| development. So I'd like to look at the coop possibilities.

the NFP is to solve a long time issue of the constant rumors that the
managers are going to run off with Gentoo and turn it into a profitable
business.  a "Not For Profit" would prevent that (as the name suggests).

This problem seems to be a much bigger problem as the lack of funding..
~ because, although a lot of people aren't as vocal as others, many
people want to leave if this is not done.  whereas they will continue to
stick around without funding much like they do now.

- -shrug-

Cheers!

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Corey Shields - IU Unix Systems Support Group
http://ussg.iu.edu/~cshields

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