Discussing MS deals on wiki [was Re: No to MS deals]

t u towsonu2003 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 21:09:03 GMT 2006

George Farris wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-10-11 at 14:41 -0600, Steven Harms wrote:
>> I disagree, and it is clear this is not the place.  This is a
>> community counsel issue.  Please stop.
> Well actually I'm not so sure about that.  The developers generally own
> the copyright on the code they are writing and contributing and if it
> involves that in any way, shape or form, then it is a development issue.

Apart from the above response, the Community Council is not a place
anyone can voice his/her concern at. It is a restricted team. One has to
use other means to "reach them".

I thought about adding this issue to their agenda[1] at first, but I
preferred to email here, get reactions of the developers, and then add
the issue in a workable way (something like "Developers feel that Ubuntu
should not be open to any deal-discussions with MS now and in the
foreseeable future. See discussion here <link to this mailing list>.
Decide whether this is feasible.").

I thought this would be much more useful to them compared to an useless
"Decide against future MS deals" kind of agenda topic.

However, I now understand that this will create a large email load and
make things hard for everyone. So, it might be better to use
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MicrosoftDealDiscussion to voice our concerns,
ideas, views, arguments for and against and so on. Then this page can be
sent to the Community Council agenda to be discussed.

Thanks. -Hope this fixes things :)

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilAgenda
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