[Consortium] problem about inclusion of Ubuntu

jaromil jaromil at dyne.org
Mon Mar 27 12:06:44 EST 2006

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On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 01:07:28PM -0500, Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:
> > in order to properly recognize the communities and developers that
> > really make things possible, i suggest you take more care to look into
> > the bush Ivica, we need this for the good of our own consortium members.
> Sorry, but you lost me again. How is consortium not catering to the needs of
> its members by reinforcing membership and/or trying to gather resources so
> that it can offer more opportunities to its membership base?

there is a common problem in the free software world at the moment and
is that the distributions are in front, while the real developers of
software (so called "upstream developers") are not.

this doesn't makes it much sustainable for the people that is really
developing software and i think this consortium should focus in filling
some gaps instead of enforcing a merchandising that is already existing.

> > well then, my issue is just about inclusion of Ubuntu (and not
> > ubuntustudio) and of Mark Shuttleworth here.
> > we already sent out an announcement mail without discussing it first
> > here, i'm glad to see there is still some space for discussion.
> You are more than welcome to make a call for a vote for/against the
> inclusion of Ubuntu, or for anything else for that matter.

do i have to fill a webform? :)
that's all what it is about my intervention on this mailinglist.

> FWIW, the "maintenance" component of the consortium so far has not spent any
> of the consortium's resources on themselves (even though we've had our share
> of the expenses we covered from our own pockets), in part because consortium
> has none, nor are there any plans to do so anytime soon, even though our
> time is arguably the most precious commodity (and I can assure you that all
> involved in the maintenance component have spent ample time in making things
> happen--hopefully you will appreciate that).

yes, i find the above higly appreciable,


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