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From: Deedra Waters <dmwaters@g.o>
Subject: Re: Summary of NFP options
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 20:12:39 -0500 (CDT)
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I agree with corey on this. He's said what I've been thinking, but with
much better wording.:)


On Mon, 12 Apr 2004, Corey Shields wrote:

> Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 20:05:15 -0500
> From: Corey Shields <cshields@...>
> Reply-To: gentoo-nfp@g.o
> To: gentoo-nfp@g.o
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Summary of NFP options
> 
> --[PinePGP]--------------------------------------------------[begin]--
> 
> 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:
> 
> --
> Corey Shields - IU Unix Systems Support Group
> http://ussg.iu.edu/~cshields
> 
> My PGP/GPG public encryption key is at:
> http://www.ussg.iu.edu/~cshields/cshields_pub_key.asc
> GPG fingerprint: 78A8 E5EB E455 0A90 F392 59BC A6AF F8A3 A304 1453
> --[PinePGP]-----------------------------------------------------------
> gpg: Signature made Mon Apr 12 20:05:15 2004 CDT using DSA key ID A3041453
> gpg: Good signature from "Corey Shields <cshields@...>"
> gpg:                 aka "Corey Shields <cshields@g.o>"
> gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
> gpg:          There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
> Primary key fingerprint: 78A8 E5EB E455 0A90 F392  59BC A6AF F8A3 A304 1453
> --[PinePGP]----------------------------------------------------[end]--
> 

- -- 
Gentoo Linux: dmwaters@g.o
http://www.gentoo.org
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Summary of NFP options
-- Daniel Robbins
Re: Summary of NFP options
-- Corey Shields
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