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From: Wernfried Haas <amne@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] A proposal to get out of this mess
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 13:29:33
Message-Id: 20080115132918.GA23213@superlupo
In Reply to: [gentoo-project] A proposal to get out of this mess by Dominik Riva
just a few things that i would like to add to all the current ongoing

There seems to be a lot of confusion with many people not knowing what
exactly the foundation and what the council does.

The foundation cares about the legal, financial and other worldly
stuff. For all i know (and i'm still behind on reading hundreds of
emails), there are some problems with that. Also, people are
discussing how to solve them.
Since i'm not really involved with all that, i really don't want to
comment on that any further as i'm not perfectly qualified to do so at
the moment.

The council on the other hand takes care of development related
issues. If you think there are problems the council should address, it
is really quite simple: Contact the council about it. You may do so
via the council mailing list or by adding some topic to the monthly
council meeting thread on the mailing list, or drop by in
#gentoo-council on freenode (though we may just all be idle there, so
email may be better).

In any case, both council as well as trustees can use your help and
input. Personally i don't see any use in making up a completely new
structure because i don't see any indication that the proposed one
will work any better than the current one. In fact, having to seperate
entities just proved to be quite useful, as currently we still have a
council while the trustees are missing.
So please folks, consider these facts before jumping on any quick
conclusions that seem to be great at first thought.
Finally, also a word on Daniel Robbins: Just like anyone else, he can
become developer and become a council member/trustee like anyone else.


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