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From: Corey Shields <cshields@g.o>
Subject: Re: store and foundation..
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 05:23:42 -0500
drobbins wrote:

>I agree about starting a new slate. I want to be in much closer and open
>communication with the trustees, but due to issues I have had and continue
>to have with Kurt I feel that this is giving information to an enemy, and
>thus hesitant to do it. There are many more details that you are not aware
>of regarding this situation and Kurt which I do not want to go into, other
>than say that there is probably a conflict of interest in him being involved
>in any store discussions. It is a huge mess that is really impacting my
>ability to be friendly with the trustees as a group, and I wish it would
>stop. I will just say that I think it's also the responsibility of the
>trustees (not me) to address any conflict of interest or bad dealings on the
>part of other trustees that they are aware of, and not doing so hurts
>everyone and makes Gentoo an ugly place to be. And I think that's sad. I
>hope the trustees who know what I am talking about will consider how they
>can address the situation.
>
>So right now I am prevented from being as open as I wish I could with the
>trustees as a group. I am sure you sense that. This is not a situation I
>caused, nor a situation I like. I know you guys don't like it either, but
>the question is whether you don't like it enough to actually do something
>about it. I can't.
>  
>
I don't buy into the idea that someone else has caused you to feel like 
you can not be open with the Foundation, especially when you've been 
working through that person inpaticular for the most part.  I haven't 
seen anything from you or heard from you in private, if there has been a 
problem that you feel was stopping you from being open with us, you 
could have made the effort to either let us know or work around that 
person.  I'm not making excuses for Kurt here, but the claim that you 
make of him having a conflict of interest in this situation is offensive 
to me as I know Kurt, so I can't imagine how he must feel about it.  If 
there really is something along those lines, you need to spell it out 
right now instead of going around causing rumors about that.  Remember, 
"OPEN" communication here, please.

-C

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