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[14]: I hope things work out
by b00gie on Wed 25th Jul 2007 00:48 UTC in reply to "RE[13]: I hope things work out"
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first i never moved from a statement to another.
all i have already said are valid.
You must be new in gentoo so it's ok by me.
Please consider that i'm not asking for something new ;)
if i remember right they had ebuilds for all alpha,beta,rc releases with patches in portage in old days (missed them ;_;) for kde.
if i also recall right gentoo had also many ebuilds for prerelease of gnome for version 2 (a major release).
so it's not something new because that time everyone was living at real bleeding edge.

and... no... contribution is in a low lvl.
Most of the times the patches they use are coming from upstream.
For example, recently they removed xine support from totem (they said none from the team use xine lol). Of course it's easy for me to make a new ebuild but..hey.. is that the freedom u ask for?
What if we have to do with a more complicated installation?
Another example...
There is a well known bug in wxgtk that crashes applications like amule (both stable).
It exists for MONTHS and you know it's not an easy case. You cannot always make the superman and fix ebuilds or update them your own.
Bugs depends on other bugs and a user can't make it all by himself.
I think the msg is simple and well known to the management...
Gentoo has to make serious recruits and be more policed, with new ideas and freedom for their developers to make as they wish and have FUN.

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