On 3/29/22 23:23, Henne Vogelsang wrote:
On 29.03.22 14:23, Simon Lees wrote:
On 3/29/22 22:29, Henne Vogelsang wrote:
On 29.03.22 12:33, Martin Wilck wrote:
This means that SUSE needs to put some basic building blocks in place.
Au contraire mon ami. SUSE already does *way* too much for openSUSE. If this is supposed to be a healthy FOSS project, openSUSE needs to be able to attract contributors. If we can't, SUSE can't fix this either.
Well really at the moment openSUSE is significantly limited in the amount it can do due to its legal structure so in order to change how much SUSE currently does and for openSUSE to be more independent that'd need to change as well.
I have no idea what the legal structure of *anything* has to do with starting to attract contributors to a FOSS project.
You need legal if you need money. You don't need money to attract contributors.
I have seen at least several partnerships that would have likely resulted in attracting new contributors both from within those partners and outside stopped because the partner was uncomfortable with signing an agreement with SUSE directly rather then openSUSE.
You wrote in another reply
SUSE is the single dominant source of manpower and resources for
> openSUSE. For the sake of openSUSEs sustainability, SUSEs dominance > shouldn't be increased at every turn, there should be diversification.
Only so much diversification can happen while openSUSE has the inability to sign agreements with partners, own any form of assets and to a lesser extent collect our own funds. Sure we can and do attract contributors without these things, but in my time on the board I saw how not having these things limited us as a project particularly in diversification which is why I spent alot of time looking at foundation related topics.