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Re: gnome 2.9



> I agree with a lot of what you're saying, but one thing I would argue is
> that opening up the technical tools is absolutely central.
> 
> To me a key question is "can you have an external package maintainer?"
> (and parallel questions like "can you have external translators," etc.)
> 
> Because the governance and decision making should be based on
> maintainers/contributors, and that means there's no outside decision
> making until you have a way for outsiders to be maintainers and
> contributors. Of course people are contributing today, but there are
> certain limits on what they can do from outside Red Hat.
> 
> It's not like most open source projects have any formal decision making
> policy. It's really rough consensus of the core contributors.

I know this is not the most functional example - but big projects like
distributions and other large projects do have some established
hierarchy - and sometimes they have a process for making those
decisions.

-sv





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