Re: meeting materials: what is gnome

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Matthias Clasen
<matthias clasen gmail com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 9:04 AM, Colin Walters <walters verbum org> wrote:
>> ?  If not, why not?
> Because it doesn't actually talk at all about the product. It has lots
> of interesting, positive facts about the project/community. But it
> doesn't say much about what the community is built around.
>> On the contents of the document itself, first - it *must* mention Free
>> Software.  Of course, people here are of diverse motivations, but if
>> it's not Free Software, it can't be part of GNOME.
> Sure, I have no problem with putting freedom in there. Everything is
> better with freedom !
>> Or maybe this document isn't trying to *define* principles, it's
>> more just attempting to *describe* the state of things as they happen
>> to be today. This is the difference between the Declaration of
>> Independence and a news article written about the event.  But if
>> it's just attempting to be descriptive, then it's going to have
>> to change over time, and we can't really use it as *guidance*,
>> which it seems like is the goal.
> Certainly, it may have to be adjusted over time. I don't expect it to
> change very quickly, though.

So, any more discussion on this ? Do we have to defer this until our
guadec meeting ?

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