"An appeal to this effect has been made by John
Palmieri, a member of the current board which will be in office
until June. The Foundation's role vis-a-vis the GNOME Desktop
project is detailed here.
"The success or failure of this appeal will depend on a number
of factors, chief among them the perception of whether GNOME has
been open to suggestions from the community. One can't suddenly ask
for money from people if one's attitude to them has been
"The Foundation recruited Stormy Peters, who was formerly
director of community and partner programmes with OpenLogic , as
its executive director in July last year.
"The projected budget for 2009 is a little over $US300,000. For
an organisation to hire an executive director and pay the
individual nearly a third of this amount is surprising - unless, of
course, the person in question brings in enough money to cover his
or her salary."