Re: Hackers, should we elect them ?

On Tue, Oct 24, 2000 at 01:41:17PM +0200, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> On mar, 24 oct 2000 13:00:57 Hadess wrote:
> > To all the candidates who have contributed a certain amount of code to
> > the Gnome project, why should I vote for you ? To get you away from your
> > computer and you spend less time coding ? Would you move from the
> > programming and hacking to do management, and take project decisions,
> > like Linus does...
> That was exactely my thought when I was building my candidates list this
> morning (BTW, I should put 11 names on my list, that's it ?) - I voluntarily left some
> great hackers, because I know their time will be better spent coding and taking
> architectural decisions for Gnome than doing PR and advertising.
> But the point is: GF should *not* take architectural decisions, otherwise
> hackers should be part of GF.

  The Gnome Foundation was suggested in a large part to avoid business
interest taking over hacker interest. Hackers should be part of GF.
Basically if hacking on Gnome is not fun anymore, hackers will go code
on something else. You better put a representative amount of them on the
board to simply avoid loosing them.


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