Woodguy2 wrote:proyvind wrote:
What? Totally NO WAY! The idea of the association is for it to support the project, and since this is a community project, it simply doesn't own it, nor does ROSA own the association either for that matter either.
So with this, those who does the actual work on the distribution, gets to do this properly without corporate soap operas etc. getting in the way nor kill it.
The association is intended to be an independent entity, which while supports the project with infrastructure etc., does not own nor govern the project.
'If the association were to do so, then it would be no better oiff than the company and it's troubles over the years, it would actually be even worse;
they have no previous involvement in the distribution, no proper leadership or businiss competence nor experience which you'd at least would expect for the management of a company to have.
There is no sane reasons for that any association related group to have any greater say in matter they're neither involved in nor even cares about to conduct any discussions and decission making outside of it.
Personally I am what's left from a staff of >30 developers who worked full time on the distribution for the previous release, where *every* responsibility beyond purely packaging has been left for me to take on, which is a situation that's been rather crappy for what all the crap and fsckups that's been going.
If I hadn't stuck around and taken some initiative ad responsibility that noonne else did, the project would've been long dead by now, ad even despite that I've repeatedly asked people from associatio to take responsibility for tasks and try help supporting, they've never done a single thing of it so far.
You might get the idea of why I am not so pleased with people who's never even contributed or been of any help to the distribution whatsoever,now expecting to get to get special privilegies, with the idea of that they're now my boss...
If people are unable to see what's wrong with this, then I really dunno what to say..
So, what it boils down to, it is your distro, Per, and the association is only there to provide you with toys to play with. Nice deal if you can find one, I suppose. Under that premise, yes, I see a BIG problem using the OpenMandriva name for the distro. I also see a big problem with getting much community support for it. Or much financial support. But hey, you obviously know what's best. I supported Mandriva with Powerpak subscriptions for years, but no way will I support this!
If you are unable to see what's wrong with this, then I really don't know what to say...
I'm not claiming that it's *my* distro, but I do have issues with others that have no legitimate claims on the matter expecting to cease control over it.
I'm not totally alone on doing the distro, but the team is rather small currently, and it's really those who's part of that team and actually involved in doing the distro that needs to decide for and govern it.
I don't really grasp what you're getting at, care to explain why you think that people who's not involved with the distribution nor have ever contributed anything to, should enjoy special privilegies that the rest of us doesn't..?