On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 10:28 -0500, Richard Stallman wrote: > 1. Would you change anything in the GNOME Foundation statement about > OOXML?
I think the statement was fine ... if you like reading press releases. It was detailed and stepped through the process of making the decision. Analysts would love it and our stock would go up if we had any. Unfortunately your average community member won't read it or if they do won't fully digest it. Most wait for a Slashdot article to distill the contents and as history has shown the Slashdot crowd is none too kind to even the hint of controversy. The fault lies with the Foundation for not communicating it decisions when they happened in a format that is easily digested. We should have anticipated the controversy and eased peoples mind. We are not going to win everyone in that respect but we do come out on top instead of being defensive after the fact. > 2. How do you think the GNOME Foundation should support the Free > Software Movement in general? The foundation should support the Free Software Movement in general by supporting people creating Free Software. By creating an excellent base to develop on GNOME has fostered a growing community of Free Software developers. We have shown it to be profitable for companies and while some just take the bits and don't contribute back we have seen more and more contributions coming from places that would traditionally be closed in their software approach. It is up to the developers to really create that great platform of Free Software. The foundation's role is getting roadblocks out of the way and facilitating communication between developers, companies and end users. -- John (J5) Palmieri <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list email@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list