On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 16:31 +0100, Anne Østergaard wrote: > On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 09:48 -0500, John (J5) Palmieri wrote: > > On Thu, 2007-11-22 at 23:52 +0100, Anne Østergaard wrote: > > > Questions to the candidates: > > > > > > Will you apply for the position as new Executive Director for GNOME? > > > > No > > > > > > Will you apply for any paid position within GNOME while serving as board > > > member? > > > > No > > > > > Will you attend at least 90% of the board calls? > > > > Yes > > > > > Can you accept competing official ISO standards? > > > > Yes, as long as they are open and free of intellectual property > > concerns. It is then up to the developers what direction they wish to > > go in. The board should not set technical direction but rather reflect > > the will of the community while offering moral guidance as well as > > advice from expert advisers. > > If they are fully interoperable there might not be a legal problem, but > rather a political problem for the society about the costs. > > Well in that case we will also have an other situation to deal with, in > the case where the dominant standard has near monopoly status. Then it > becomes a question about monopoly versus free and open competition. > > We have all seen that even with a clear cut monopoly case in The > European Court of Justice recently, it is not easy to have the loosing > part change its conduct. Even if it eventually does so, it will take an > awful long time and it will probably not be to 100%.
You are completely correct and I think the community can make the right choices here that 6 elected people can not. I do however think the foundation is well within it's power to make statements based on community experts recommendations but for the most part should let things be settled in the community. -- John (J5) Palmieri <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list email@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list