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That a maintainer can set direction for their module is pretty common.
Red Hat discloses RHEL roadmap (TechTarget)
Posted Jun 14, 2013 11:21 UTC (Fri) by nim-nim (subscriber, #34454)
The commit stats clearly show Enterprise Linux distributions have a key stake in GNOME. Together Red Hat and Suse pay directly for more than 25% of the GNOME work (not counting the work of affiliates). No other entity is ready to pay enough people to work on it, to manage more than 5% of commits.
Posted Jun 14, 2013 11:32 UTC (Fri) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
Posted Jun 14, 2013 12:09 UTC (Fri) by nim-nim (subscriber, #34454)
Posted Jun 14, 2013 12:27 UTC (Fri) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
To be clear: The entity having veto power is GNOME board and GNOME release team. I am a member of the release team. I am pretty aware of the rules and how things are done.
I have never seen anything about "veto power". I've asked you to back this up various times, you haven't shown anything.
The only point you could make is that they've hired maintainers, as I said before. However, that is not "veto power".
So please back up your claims.
Posted Jun 15, 2013 14:23 UTC (Sat) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
Posted Jun 16, 2013 22:41 UTC (Sun) by dag- (subscriber, #30207)
Makes sense, since that's what they have to support for the next 13 years (starting from GA).
But that doesn't mean Red Hat has veto powers over Gnome (either the project, or the source code). They may have influence, but influence is still not veto power...
Posted Jun 16, 2013 22:53 UTC (Sun) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
Posted Jun 14, 2013 12:38 UTC (Fri) by AndreE (subscriber, #60148)
Posted Jun 19, 2013 18:45 UTC (Wed) by jwarnica (subscriber, #27492)
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