Re: Defining GNOME software (finally)

Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro gnome org> wrote:
On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm, Allan Day <aday gnome org> wrote:
  2. We need to bring the definition of that software within the
umbrella of the Foundation

The basic idea we discussed was to have the Release Team act as a
committee of the board, and maintain some simple documentation about
what GNOME's official software is. At the time it seemed that you were
OK with that, and Matthias added a stub to one of your wiki pages [1].

Another option would be to have release team report to a Foundation
staff member. This way we'd achieve the goal of bringing release team
under Foundation control, but without the overhead and formalism of
having to be a committee of the Board.

The key thing is that the power to decide official GNOME software
resides with the Foundation. So in the arrangement you describe, the
release team would need to get authorisation from a staff member
whenever they want to add or remove a module from the official
modulesets (core-developer-tools, core-os-services, core-shell,

I can understand the concern about the bureaucratic overhead with
being a committee, but I honestly don't think that it's going to be a
big deal...


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