Does it matter?
Posted Sep 17, 2009 13:19 UTC (Thu) by epa
Parent article: A new open source foundation
I'm not sure that anyone really cares about the board makeup of this foundation. There is zero chance of RMS reliquishing effective control of the FSF any time soon, but people are still happy to contribute code there, even if their worldview doesn't match RMS's any more than it matches Ballmer's.
(Equally, though, I don't see why anyone would assign copyright to it.)
What matters is what the organization does, not how it is constituted;
and even if they had the most elaborate Debian-like membership and voting
procedures, that still wouldn't be the same as 'allowing the community to
drive the direction of projects' as the article suggests they do. I doubt
the CodePlex board will be meeting to review patches or make design
decisions. So, really, who cares? Until the foundation does something,
it is just a stack of paperwork on some lawyer's desk.
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