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Le 2010-10-26 10:42, Gianluca Turconi a écrit :

Please, don't get me wrong, but can I say that I'm just puzzled and a
bit scared too from yours and Thorsten's statements?

I'm starting to understand that many people in the original "TDF
founders" group have a very specific vision about the Foundation that is
based on a classic open source /diffused/ system rather than a
/centralized/ "The Foundation will show you the right path" one.

The former method worked in the past, that's sure.

However, in such a vision of the project, a Foundation is rather useless.

Revenue streams should be Community based.

Decisions should be taken from important Community contributors.

There is really no need for a Foundation.

What if who provides the revenue streams or has made hugely important
contributions makes decisions that goes against the Foundation interests
and purposes?

I'm really trying to understand this "Community approach", but I'm just
puzzled and scared, as I wrote above.

Hi Gianluca:

Not sure if there is a communication problem here, but yes, I am saying the same as you. We, the LibO community, should not be dependent on any big entity that donates money to the project. The LibO project is community driven, and its members are what makes it live. It is great if corporations join and help fund the project, but this should not make us completely dependent on these corporations and the corporations should not be able to influence the project with the threat of removing their funding.

I am saying the same as you.


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