On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM, Matthew Copple<email@example.com>wrote:
The structure, membership process, and governance of the Foundation
need to be worked out quickly. The announcement of the TDF created a
momentum of recognition in the community that is only going to last
for a finite time. Once that buzz fades away, our ability to be heard
above the background radiation fades with it. In short, everyone reads
page 1 of LWN; almost no one reads the announcements page. It should
be obvious which page we want our news to be on.
That momentum is already fading, a major announcement has been made and
things are still not worked out.
I have talked to a few people who already feel that TDF is going to move in
similar ways as what has happened with OOo, only the opinions of the select
few that started it are going to matter for the time being. I hope I am
wrong about this, but there does not really seem to be any movement in
expanding the TDF membership at this point. The only list of people in TDF
that I can find is the list of SC members, and deputy members. Are there
more members then those listed, and how soon do you plan to have more?
Reading through the mailing list there are a dozen or two people that have
been very active and came over almost from the announcement of the
foundation, none of these people are coders but there contributions have
been very good.
We have accomplished something that we could not do in years with OOo, in
just a few days, and that is get a better organized presence in North
America, but that seems to have stagnated at this point also, maybe that is
just my view, and maybe now it is going to take getting 3.3 out before we
see anymore real growth.
I will end this now, as I feel like I am rambling.
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