[CentOS] Open Letter to Lance Davis

Thu Jul 30 12:34:20 UTC 2009
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

One of the criticisms I hear the most often about centos is the lack
of transparency. This is one of the things that most of ( I can't
speak for everyone) the devs agree with, and are working to fix.

If you donate to centos you have a right to know how that money is
being used. The donations should shown some level of recognition or
appreciation, etc.

I'd personally like to hear what the community has to say about this,
as it's not just an internal matter. Please speak up so that we know
where the community stands on this. I'd rather be wrong, but know how
people feel than take a stand for a community who has other ideas.

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 1:34 AM, R P Herrold<herrold at centos.org> wrote:
> I seem to be having network and email issues tonight;  please excuse any
> duplication
> -- Russ herrold
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>     http://www.centos.org/
>   Open Letter to Lance Davis
>   July 30, 2009 04:39 UTC
>   This is an Open Letter to Lance Davis from fellow CentOS Developers It is
>   regrettable that we are forced to send this letter but we are left with
>   no other options. For some time now we have been attempting to resolve
>   these problems:
>   You seem to have crawled into a hole ... and this is not acceptable.
>   You have long promised a statement of CentOS project funds; to this date
>   this has not appeared.
>   You hold sole control of the centos.org domain with no deputy; this is
>   not proper.
>   You have, it seems, sole 'Founders' rights in the IRC channels with no
>   deputy ; this is not proper.
>   When I (Russ) try to call the phone numbers for UK Linux, and for you
>   individually, I get a telco intercept 'Lines are temporarily busy' for
>   the last two weeks. Finally yesterday, a voicemail in your voice picked
>   up, and I left a message urgently requesting a reply. Karanbir also
>   reports calling and leaving messages without your reply.
>   Please do not kill CentOS through your fear of shared management of the
>   project.
>   Clearly the project dies if all the developers walk away.
>   Please contact me, or any other signer of this letter at once, to arrange
>   for the required information to keep the project alive at the
>   'centos.org' domain.
>   Sincerely,
>   Russ Herrold
>   Ralph Angenendt
>   Karanbir Singh
>   Jim Perrin
>   Donavan Nelson
>   Tim Verhoeven
>   Tru Huynh
>   Johnny Hughes
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