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On 2008.01.19 23:07, Daniel Butzu wrote:
> On 1/19/08, Steve Long <slong@...> wrote:
> > For the record: I'd still like drobbins involved, but I don't think
> > his terms were at all reasonable, and the way he went about it was
> > reprehensible imo. It was designed to cause the furore it did, and
> > only makes me give credence to the argument that much of the
> > negative press on distrowatch has come from an associate of his. It
> > was a totally political move, and not at all motivated by concern
> > for Gentoo afaic. If he cared that much, he'd have approached Mr
> > Goodyear privately or on the nfplist if he wanted to be "open". Not
> > put everyone through all this stress.
> Maybe. However, since it caused the furore it did it seems that a lot
> of users were unsatisfied. You can't stir up something when there is
> nothing to stir up. So maybe we should focus more on our problems
> today, since we were unable of doing it yesterday.
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If you research the time line you will find posts on -nfp that indicate
that the foundation problem was being raised within Gentoo before
drobbins infamous blog post.
As some/all of the assets that were supposed to transfer to the
foundation were still owned by drobbins, its likely (this is
speculation on my part) that someone was talking to him about
completing the transfer. It follows that he knew what was going on with
respect to resolving the gentoo foundation issue *before* he made his
That backs up what Steve Long is saying.
Incidently, the Foundation is a peculiarly USA legal device. So its
important in the USA only. Its existence (or not) only changes the way
Gentoos assets are owned. It does not affect the way the technical part
of Gentoo operates. Indeed, as a part of his leaving Gentoo, drobbins
set up the council and foundation as separate bodies. Its a bit of a
mystery why he needs control of both bodies to resolve what is purely a
(NeddySeagoon) a member of
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