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From: dams@×××.fr
To: gentoo-desktop-research@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Desktop Linux Consortium membership
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 22:41:59
Message-Id: m2ptf6ete3.fsf@krotkine.idm.fr
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Desktop Linux Consortium membership by Brandon Hale
Brandon Hale <tseng@g.o> said:

> On (12/02/03 01:20), Donnie Berkholz wrote: >> To: gentoo-desktop-research@g.o >> From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o> >> Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 01:20:27 -0500 >> Subject: [gentoo-desktop-research] Desktop Linux Consortium membership >> Reply-To: gentoo-desktop-research@g.o >> >> I think it's a good idea for Gentoo to apply to become a member of the >> Desktop Linux Consortium [1]. Thoughts? > > I dont see why not, I would participate. > >> Here's the membership description for that class: >> >> Associated Members >> This class of membership is reserved for the Linux community >> organizations that are the heart and soul of the Linux development >> process. This includes organizations such as the Debian project, KDE, >> Gnome, and many more. Membership in this class will require approval by >> the membership committee of the consortium. Associated Members have the >> right to nominate 2 of the 11 directors and have access to Consortium >> forums and membership events. >> >> There is no cost for Associated Members. > > This group seems to be the driving force behind actual developments. > However in this structure corporate sponsors (the guys that fork over alot of money) hold 7/11 (>½) of votes. Not sure I like how that works... I can see giving incentives for sponsorship, but at the same time why take the power from the people who really know the issues regarding Linux on the desktop. >
Right, but if you look at the corporates, they don't seems to be that evil. Sure there is no guarantee for the future, but I think it's quite safe for now. I like the idea -- dams -- gentoo-desktop-research@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Desktop Linux Consortium membership Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>