List Archive: gentoo-nfp
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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..
> - -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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> Corey Shields - IU Unix Systems Support Group
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