Le lundi 23 mai 2011 à 08:45 -0500, Paul Cutler a écrit : > On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 8:22 AM, Martyn Russell <mar...@lanedo.com> wrote: [snip] > > Given the board represent the foundation at the highest level, why shouldn't > > they be (more?) involved in commercialisation of GNOME? > > Just a quick note, but I believe the Board supports all of these > ideas. But none of these tasks require the Board's intervention - the > community could get all of this done if they chose to (just as the > Board could too). There is nothing stopping a community member from > proposing this (probably best on the Marketing list) and getting it > done. I think these are all fantastic ideas. I think having a Board > member who owns this could help push it a bit more, but there is > absolutely no reason we can't be working on this right now.
Hi Paul, I think that nearly everything can be done without being on the board. This argument could be given to nearly any proposal. Supporting the GNOME ecosystem is not only a one-time job like doing a webpage. It's a day-to-day job which might involves building some kind of infrastructure (like a commercial support oriented mailing-list, seminars during GUADEC, commercial cooperative promotions, etc). All of this *could* be done without being on the board. But if it was so easy, why would a board be needed at all? And what would be the legitimacy of those initiatives? If I'm elected, this would be a clear signal from the community that the foundation should go the way I propose it. That's why I really want to insist that I don't want to represent Lanedo bul all GNOME companies and entrepreneurs. Lionel _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list