Re: "Private Foundation-List" Petition for referendum

On 12/14/2009 09:28 PM, Glynn Foster wrote:

On 15/12/2009, at 2:49 PM, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:

[/me removes board hat]

Hi everyone,

I like to ask for your support in my petition for referendum to make
foundation-list archives private and membership limited to actual
Foundation members. If we make that change we would be able to discuss
matters freely without making lots of news that more often than not
are harmful to our image to the world in general.

Remember gnome-hackers? Mails get leaked all the time, and I doubt
moving foundation-list private would make any difference.

Sure. But at least someone needs to leak it. Currently any heated discussion is like a goldmine begging the trolls to dip into it.

FWIW, that's what KDE does. And we hardly hear about internal KDE issues in the news.

GNOME needs to
continue to promote itself as a transparent and welcoming community,
which we do very very well for the most part. Let's be careful not to
throw all that progress away.

The net effect of that perceived transparency is that many discussions happen on private IRC messages or direct mail and never make it to foundation-list in fear of long threads and negative publicity.


(Yes, I'm still alive and regularly reading the Planet GNOME and the
lists - I still consider myself a GNOME member for as long as I feel
welcome, though not as active as I'd like to be with other committments)

That's what I like not kicking people out of PGO, so we can keep track of people like you.


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