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


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