Re: Mission Statement

On 08/07/2014 09:50 AM, Pascal Terjan wrote:
The discussion is not about the absence of OPW, but about not
providing the service of managing OPW for other organisations.
I haven't seen anyone saying GNOME shouldn'tparticipate in OPW.

Let me try to explain this another way...

A couple of years ago my neighbor's house went on fire. As a result of the fire, the copper pipes providing water to my house melted. My house had no running water.

Some other neighbors ended up running a hose into our house to provide us with water from their home for 3 months while various city departments and lawyers pointed fingers the other way to fix the pipes.

My neighbors did not have to provide us water. But they knew if they took the water away before we were able to address the various issues involved in fixing the pipe, we would be without running water. It was not their problem, but if they did not help in this way, they would have been leaving a pregnant woman (me) without running water.

Hope that further illustrates the point.


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