Bryan Clark has put out his reaction on the candidate’s GNOME Online Desktop positions. He writes
John has a clear understanding that the Board is not setting technical direction, however he’s a little vague on whether they can help when GNOME developers may require hardware infrastructure.
Let me be absolutely clear that this is exactly what I believe the Board is for. The Foundation gets resources and the Board manages those resources, allocating them where needed. Those resources could be money, hardware, people’s time or almost anything that needs managing. The Board’s job as an elected body is to judge how the Foundations members wish to spend those resources.
I whole heartedly believe that the majority of Foundation members want to see us spending resources on pushing forward the Online Desktop. From my own answer to the questions I have said
From the beginning I have been excited about the prospects of moving GNOME beyond the desktop. … I see the GNOME Online push as pulling us into the Wild West of the Web platform where everyone is staking their claims and there is yet to be monopolies to stifle innovation … we have the chance to bring in integrated Open Source web applications to the mix and even define a new era of Open Services.
So I am totally for the Foundation helping out in pushing the GNOME Online Desktop initiative. I believe it is the future of GNOME. What I failed to state is that the developers need to meet us half way. I’m not going to set technical direction and assume what resources the project needs. I am going to listen to the developers and fully back them when they come to the board to let us know what they need to get things done. I’m going to encourage and engage those developers even if it means harassing Bryan to attend some board meetings and taking up action items[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]