Has my message been rejected (from zope-dev) or not ?

I'm confused.


Stefane Fermigier wrote:
Paul Everitt wrote:

Other foundations approach things a bit differently. (I did quite a bit of research on this for the Plone Foundation.)

Eric has done some research recently on the different successful Open Source / Free Software foundations out there that have the mission to develop and promote great software.

We're looking for a model that is just as acceptable for the single developers (who are a very key elements in the community, and provide some of the best work around - see Stefan or Philip for instance, but there are many others whitout whom Zope and specially Zope3 would not exist as we know them today) but also for the companies and organisations that depend on Zope for their business and are willing to commit ressources to the development of the software (this includes software development houses like Zope Corp, Infrae, Nuxeo and 10s of others, but also companies or universities or non-profit that depend on Zope for their ongoing operation - like Chalmers university or like the SD houses customers).

IMHO, "vendor-neutral" means, in this context, that the Foundation must take into account the interests of all the stakeholders (individual hackers, vendors, customers), and shouldn't be interpreted as "vendor-free".

The governance model should take that into account, and not limit itself to "only individuals are members" (of course, companies are represented by individuals, but what happens if the individual in question leaves a member company for another?).

Anyway, the model I have in mind it the one of the Eclipse Foundation, but I haven't done that much research, and as I said before, I am very open to discussion.

I hope we will be able to discuss this further next week, but also that these discussions will be able to procede with the technical side of things during the sprint next week.




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