Corporate sponsorship ( was Re: Going passive )

Jon Stanley jonstanley at
Wed Nov 10 03:49:15 UTC 2010

2010/11/9 "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" <johannbg at>:

> I suppose Red Hat could easially weaken such claims by simply stop
> appointing members to anything within the community

The only thing that's appointed within the community by Red Hat in any
capacity is 4 members of the Board. It's quite important to note that
Red Hat does *not* exclusively appoint employees to the Board, I am
not and never have been a Red Hat employee and currently hold an
appointed Board seat, Nor do I have any financial ties to Red Hat, do
not own any stock in them (and for reasons unrelated to Fedora am
actually precluded from doing so, but that's totally irrelevant in
this context).

The composition of the Board has been a topic of discussion, but we
see no compelling reason to change it - no one has come to us and said
"the Board such as it exists is broken and can't function, and here's
specific reasons why, and specific actions to improve those reasons".
When/if someone does do that, we'd certainly be willing to entertain
discussions on whatever change might be required.

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