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GNOME Foundation wants your money

May 04, 2009, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

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"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 hostile.

"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."

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