Re: [GF] initial slate - european part

Speaking as a European, I want to second Havoc's concern.  Many moons
ago, the Steering Committee first asked Elliott, Jonathan and myself to
start drafting documents for the foundation and when we looked around
the room, we realized that none of us were from the US (Canadian, UK,

I have personally invited Bertrand and Mathieu to participate on
foundation-list, but haven't heard a peep from them yet.

So yes, I think it'd be wonderful if we got more input from Europeans
Gnome hackers, but I think it's unfair to accuse the Steering Committee
of being US dominated.


Havoc Pennington wrote:

> Martin Baulig <> writes:
> > A lot of people I talked to here in germany and europe said
> > that they dislike the way decisions are being made in the
> > project at the moment because the steering committee was
> > never elected and is also a pure american institution.
> >
> "pure american institution" is of course totally untrue - non-US
> members include Miguel, Kjartan Maraas, James Henstridge, and John
> Harper. That's 4/9. We also have a pretty good cross-section of the
> projects that make up GNOME.
> As for "never elected", that is why we're doing the GNOME Foundation.
> If anyone has concerns about the GNOME Foundation they need to bring
> them up on foundation-list as soon as possible.
> Havoc
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