Re: Some comments
- From: jg pa dec com (Jim Gettys)
- To: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- Cc: "Almer S. Tigelaar" <almer1 dds nl>, foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Some comments
- Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 12:20:36 -0700 (PDT)
Another example: a (major) vendor may be thinking about donating code
or other technology to the project. The vendor cannot get press coverage
if it isn't "news". This is the way the press works, for better or for
So a vendor would like to keep it secret until announcement, but also need
comments for their press release. Right now, this means that at best there
are approaches to individuals, which I think is a much worse situation
than to a board (which may involved.
Solution: limited confidentiality...
This kind of thing has come up again and again over the history of X (there
were large donations by various vendors, including the X11 sample server
in the first place by Digital), and will with Gnome, and is coming up
So there are times confidentiality is needed, and I'm skeptical of how
far in advance you can forsee the circumstances.
Technology and Corporate Development
Compaq Computer Corporation
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