Re: Candidacy: Lionel Dricot

Le lundi 23 mai 2011 à 00:14 +0200, Vincent Untz a écrit :
> Le dimanche 22 mai 2011, à 23:45 +0200, Lionel Dricot a écrit :
> > It would have been easy to criticize, to say loudly that the board
> > should improve the situation without moving a single finger. But I think
> > that, if you want something to happen, you have to make it yourself. I
> > think that the GNOME companies should be represented on the board
> > permanently. That's why I took the decision to stand for election.
> Two questions on this:

Good questions, I knew it would happen after I re-read my previous
answer ;-)
>  - why do you need to be on the board to make it happen yourself?

It would be possible to work on that without being on the board. I
considered that option and I will definitely do if I'm not elected.

But think that the "communication about commercial support" is only the
tip of the iceberg, that there is often small issues or
misunderstanding. It is not only about having a page that list the
commercial support companies. It's more about a deep collaboration
between the foundation and the companies that live from GNOME.

And for such deep collaboration to be optimal, the board is the best

>  - isn't the Advisory Board, and not the Board, the group where the
>    GNOME companies (and others, obviously) should be represented?

I think that the board should represent the community. As I said in my
previous mail, I believe that the community is mainly composed of
independents, big companies with GNOME products and small companies with
GNOME services. Thus, I believe that the board should be a fair mix of
people from those different backgrounds. I especially happy to see the
candidacy of Diego, Ryan and Andre regarding that.

Of course, people might disagree with this vision of the board. That's
why we have elections ;-)

I hope to have answered your questions.


PS: part of my hidden agenda is to impose French as the official
language. I already started the trend by never pronouncing the "H" (like
in "it appens" or "having a new CSS team for your desktop. What? Ah, a

PPS: where should I send the icecream to make you stop asking questions?

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