Discuss the Election

Posted 2 Nov 2000 at 08:43 UTC by samth Share This

We all know what election is important - the GNOME Foundation election. :-)

There are a million places to discuss the real election, but Advogato is probably the best place to discuss the GNOME election. Especially since lots of Advogato denizens, including raph, miguel and eskil. Furthermore, far more of the membership in the GNOME foundation is likely to be readers or members here on Advogato.

Here are some important referents for the interested:

Now, let the discussion begin.

mutual backslapping?, posted 2 Nov 2000 at 12:49 UTC by bownie » (Master)

Do they get to wear tie-pins too?

Is this just another meritocracy or one crazy love-in?

Who am I kidding?

Translation of the Press Release..., posted 2 Nov 2000 at 22:17 UTC by lucas » (Journeyer)

"[I/We] here at ["Company"] are [pleased/thrilled/overjoyed] ..."

Translation: "When we were approached, we wondered, 'What's a Linux Gnome? A new mascot?' However, when we saw our competitors joining in, we had to be a part of it!"

"It really shows that GNOME has [come of age/matured/gained market acceptability]."

Translation: "Management says the GNOME solitaire and minesweeper clones are spiffy. We think GNOME has potential."

"We have supported GNOME for a long time."

Translation: "Our MIS team uses the default install."

"We are excited about the future possibilities that GNOME will provide..."

Translation: "If anything, we can use the publicity to spin off a GNOME subsidiary and sell it to Red Hat."

Some Pick Lists, posted 3 Nov 2000 at 02:49 UTC by samth » (Journeyer)

A number of people on the mailing list have postes lists of their favorite candidates. Here are some.

Among others.

Other voting suggestions, posted 3 Nov 2000 at 10:26 UTC by mjs » (Master)

Other suggestions from:

Maciej Stachowiak

Martin Baulig

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