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From: Brandon Hale <tseng@g.o>
Subject: Re: Summary of NFP options
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 21:10:50 -0400
Corey has effectively captured my feelings on this.  I appologize if I
was overly adament in the meeting in my attempt to get this across.

On Mon, 2004-04-12 at 20:05 -0500, Corey Shields wrote:
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> 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:
> 
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