Re: Mission Statement

On 08/06/2014 12:55 PM, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
hi Joanie;

On 6 August 2014 17:50, Joanmarie Diggs <jdiggs igalia com> wrote:
On 08/06/2014 12:05 PM, Máirín Duffy wrote:

Do you understand that the many -isms that negatively impact GNOME and
open source in general do not disappear when you sweep them under the
rug? These are not problems that can just be washed away from
disengaging OPW from GNOME.

If GNOME continued to be one of the participating organizations, but the
administration -- and only the administration -- was moved to a
different organization, would this negatively impact GNOME?

it would remove a source of income for GNOME — granted: we're not
making a massive profit out of it; we could (should?) increase the
administrative fee, if that allowed us to hire another part-time
assistant to handle the issue.

If GNOME continues to administer the program, being able to hire someone
to manage it sounds like a good idea. It's extremely awesome that
Karen's and Marina's employers are donating/funding their time to GNOME
to work on this, but we're still without an Executive Director so
presumably Karen and Marina also have their fair share of work to do
that would normally be done by the ED.

it would also dilute our position of leadership in outreach.

I don't think it has to. The other participating organizations, at least
in my mind, are also leaders in FLOSS outreach. I think that leadership
comes from being active and visible; not from issuing invoices and checks.

creating a foundation is not an easy task; people would have to show
up and handle the administrative load, as well as the financial one.

Yeah, I wasn't suggesting creating a foundation for this; merely
wondering if some other existing organization with more resources might
be able to serve as the umbrella organization.


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