Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

On 12/15/09 4:09 PM, "Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)" <zeenix gmail com> wrote:
> 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. :)

I'm actually still hoping to get a response on this...

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