Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Brandon Hale <tseng@g.o>
To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Summary of NFP options
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 01:11:02
Message-Id: 1081818650.30641.2.camel@y0shi
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Summary of NFP options by Corey Shields
Corey has effectively captured my feelings on this.  I appologize if I
was overly adament in the meeting in my attempt to get this across.

On Mon, 2004-04-12 at 20:05 -0500, Corey Shields wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > > 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 > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux) > > iD8DBQFAezzLpq/4o6MEFFMRAoqbAJwNsKPoz5NO2XLt+T9yCuygqfAuqgCfYEAw > QPW6j0BTZOU+HI2QMftP8Bs= > =SQHw > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > > -- > gentoo-nfp@g.o mailing list

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