Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2007 21:20 UTC, submitted by Innova
Gentoo "Over the past few days, I discovered that the Gentoo Foundation's charter is in the process of being revoked by the state of New Mexico, apparently due to regular paperwork not being filed by the trustees. What this means is that the Gentoo Foundation is currently hanging for its life by a string, and at any day could cease to exist as an entity. That is the very bad news. The good news is that I was able to talk to Grant Goodyear (trustee) this morning on the phone, and I have confirmed that Grant had received my email about the revocation issue that I sent 2 days ago and that he will be resolving this critical issue in the next couple of days by filing the appropriate paperwork with the state of New Mexico, and this paperwork will also remove me as President of the Foundation."
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RE[12]: I hope things work out
by b00gie on Tue 24th Jul 2007 22:51 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: I hope things work out"
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2006-06-09

my friend you are confusing an official maintained kde4 ebuild i'm asking for (with local revisions, patches at least to compile in gentoo, accept bugs in bugzilla, developers focused in nothing else than the particular project etc etc) with a dirty ebuild which just downloads the latest dev code and builds it...

well you think i'm confused and i think you are confused too. call it a draw? :p

anyway feel free to read a part of social contract:
"We will establish relationships with Free Software authors and collaborate with them when possible. We will submit bug-fixes, improvements, user requests, etc. to the "upstream" authors of software included in our system. We will also clearly document our contributions to Gentoo as well as any improvements or changes we make to external sources used by Gentoo (whether in the form of patches, "sed tweaks" or some other form). We acknowledge that our improvements and changes are much more meaningful to the larger Free Software community if they are clearly documented and explained, since not everyone has the time or ability to understand the literal changes contained in the patches or tweaks themselves."
http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/contract.xml

and tell me now in which way gentoo project contributes e.g in kde?
how many developers are working on kde4?
and not just kde but any other project...
let me remind you that most major "static" distros contribute with innovative code, one guy from suse made a new kde menu, the other guy from ubuntu made a new menu editor for gnome etc etc...

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