Re: Candidacy: Lionel Dricot

On 23/05/11 12:02, Bastien Nocera wrote:
On Mon, 2011-05-23 at 09:29 +0200, Lionel Dricot wrote:
  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.

I personally don't think that the Foundation needs to be involved in
setting this up. Rubber-stamping this, certainly, but I don't think that
those companies that offer services need the Board to be involved to
make changes to the GNOME website.

Isn't that part of the problem? If the foundation isn't behind this, won't it seem completely self indulgent on behalf of businesses alone?

What I personally would like to see is much more backing from the foundation. E.g.

 - A web page
 - A banner at the next desktop summit
 - Something in the booklets given out at the next summit perhaps?
 - Some PR occasionally about how well projects are doing
 ... etc

Given the board represent the foundation at the highest level, why shouldn't they be (more?) involved in commercialisation of 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.

I would argue that the Board doesn't need to match the represention of
the community, but needs to represent the community at large. Otherwise
we would have a different voting system.

I would argue that you best represent the community at large by having members from that community on the board and from all spectrums therein.

Bringing your knowledge of a certain subject to the Board is certainly a
good thing, but I don't think a person needs to work for a consultancy
to be able to represent consultancies effectively, for example.

I think it is harder to communicate such things unless you're in a position (like being on the board).

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

I'm going for cockney rhyming slang.

+1 :)


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