Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: "William L. Thomson Jr." <wltjr@g.o>
To: gentoo-nfp <gentoo-nfp@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Section 4.1 Member Classes
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 01:52:42
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Section 4.1 Member Classes by Luca Barbato
On Fri, 2008-05-23 at 03:26 +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
> > > Look there is a need for organization. The initial wording of the > > foundation charter, straight up says the foundation is a result of > > increased size. > > s/foundation/council
"The Gentoo distribution is maturing rapidly. Since its birth in 1999 the distribution has evolved to one of the top Linux distributions available today. The incorporated technologies including Portage, the software management system, are frequently seen as major software breakthroughs. In order to sustain the current quality and development swiftness the Gentoo project needs a framework for intellectual property protection and financial contributions while limiting the contributors' legal exposure. The Gentoo Foundation will embody this framework without intervening in the Gentoo development. This latter aspect should be seen as a clear separation between coordinating the Gentoo development and protecting Gentoo's assets. Both are distinct concepts requiring different skills and working methods. The Gentoo Foundation decouples necessary bureaucracy from development, providing faster and higher quality results as the developer can now focus his attention completely at the community and his responsibilities (being software, documentation, infrastructure or others). " -- William L. Thomson Jr. amd64/Java/Trustees Gentoo Foundation


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