Read what he actually says
Posted Jul 3, 2003 23:11 UTC (Thu) by bgilbert
Folks, it's worth reading what Zachary Welch and Geert Bevin actually have to say.
IMHO the LWN summary doesn't quite capture their argument, which seems to be that
Gentoo publicly claims to be an open, developer-run organization, while in fact being a
for-profit corporation managed by a small, closed group of people on semi-secret mailing
that it's gentoo.org, not gentoo.com, and their website actively solicits donations.) They
further argue that this ruling cabal often makes decisions for political or personal, rather
than technical, reasons.
As a recent (partial) convert from Debian, I find this possibility rather disturbing
indeed. A quick skim of the announcements released by both sides leaves me reminded of
the recent XFree86 incident, except more clear-cut. If Gentoo's controlling
body is undercutting its developers (as they claim) and if a fork is the only way to solve the
a fork should happen, so that (a version of) Gentoo can be developed in a properly
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