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On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 14:19, Florian Effenberger
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Greg Stein wrote on 2011-06-05 20.03:

That point has been repeaded over and over again, but basically you are
saying everyone "Do not set up your own foundation at all, we alreadyh

I don't know that Robert B-D said that, or anybody else. *I* certainly
said it, and strongly believe it. But that's just me :-)

so, why don't the ASF, the Mozilla Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation and
the GNOME Foundation unite? :-)

Different goals.

I actually helped in setting up the Eclipse Foundation :-P (and the
Python Software Foundation, for that matter)

MoFo exists to own MoCo. Eclipse is a consortium, rather than a
charity. So of the group, it would be GNOME and ASF that are most
similar. Danese could probably speak to why GNOME Foundation was set
up. I dunno, but I do think its duplication is sad...

Sorry for the provocative question, I just wanted to state "But we already
have a foundation" is no good argument for me. However, I think the point

I wasn't trying to make that argument. Just a generic statement about
open source groups thinking it is all cool to have their own
foundation. It isn't. Far from it. Django... Drupal... this that and
the other.

This might not affect other topics, but honestly, I think the perception of
what already is in existence is not clear enough for many parties on this
list. :-) Hope I could shed some light on it...

You very much did. Thank you!


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