Nokia spreading FUD?
mjr at phonecoop.coop
Wed Mar 16 10:14:37 UTC 2011
Jelle Hermsen wrote:
> It's really sad what's happening with Nokia. To me it just proves the
> point that important FLOSS projects are best off being governed by an
> independent foundation. I'm not sure what this all means to the KDE
> QT Foundation
> (http://www.kde.org/community/whatiskde/kdefreeqtfoundation.php ) [...]
I feel that FLOSS projects are best off being governed by a
contributor-led democratic association.
Foundations often either give special rights to the founders (like
Nokia's two seats on the KDE Qt Foundation), or the organisation has a
founding endowment which enables them more-or-less to ignore the
wishes of contributors if its leaders decide to do that.
Isn't democracy usually a good way of ensuring enduring freedom?
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