Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership


On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 11:49 PM, Dave Neary <dneary gnome org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Lefty wrote:
>> Given the proposition that proprietary software is "illegitimate", and
>> the statement above, do you believe that the GNOME Foundation and
>> community should distance itself from companies which produce proprietary
>> software?
>> Specifically, should the Advisory Board be dissolved, and should the
>> Foundation refuse further financial support from the companies that
>> are currently on the Ad Board?
> I for one am interested in Richard's position on this. Mine is clear: I have no problem at all working with companies who want to improve GNOME or the GNOME platform, even if they develop proprietary software. And the money they give to GNOME gets used to improve GNOME, so as long as there are no strings attached, I don't care particularly why they give it.
> On the other hand, I feel under no obligation to promote their non-free software offerings, or guilt in encouraging free equivalents of their proprietary components & products.

  I fee like you took thoughts out of my mind but unlike me were able
to express them very nicely. :)


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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