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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 12:51:17 am »
Great! That is really good news! Thanks for your efforts! :)
function GetRandomNumber: integer; // xkcd.com
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  GetRandomNumber := 4; // chosen by fair dice roll. Guaranteed to be random.
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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 05:42:22 am »
Congratulations !

Nice interview.

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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 06:08:40 am »
good job

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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 08:35:39 am »
Perfect and nice interview, but isn't Lazarus and FPC foundation dead/inactive/invisible?
IDE:  Lazarus 1.8 RC3/Trunk, Delphi XE OS:Windows 10, Ubuntu

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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 08:49:06 am »
Perfect and nice interview, but isn't Lazarus and FPC foundation dead/inactive/invisible?

Why should it?
function GetRandomNumber: integer; // xkcd.com
begin
  GetRandomNumber := 4; // chosen by fair dice roll. Guaranteed to be random.
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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 09:14:10 am »
Perfect and nice interview, but isn't Lazarus and FPC foundation dead/inactive/invisible?

Not at all. When dedicated funds come in, dedicated tasks are assigned and executed.
Some things that were funded through the foundation are already visible in the compiler and from what I see there is more to come. And I am an outsider.
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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 09:51:49 am »
Perfect and nice interview, but isn't Lazarus and FPC foundation dead/inactive/invisible?

Not at all. When dedicated funds come in, dedicated tasks are assigned and executed.
Some things that were funded through the foundation are already visible in the compiler and from what I see there is more to come. And I am an outsider.

Well, what is in fact odd is that people, who want to apply for membership, are fobbed off for months with a statement that the bylaws are under revision. It would be more honest to write that membership is by invitation only.
function GetRandomNumber: integer; // xkcd.com
begin
  GetRandomNumber := 4; // chosen by fair dice roll. Guaranteed to be random.
end;

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Thaddy

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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2017, 10:07:50 am »
Perfect and nice interview, but isn't Lazarus and FPC foundation dead/inactive/invisible?

Not at all. When dedicated funds come in, dedicated tasks are assigned and executed.
Some things that were funded through the foundation are already visible in the compiler and from what I see there is more to come. And I am an outsider.

Well, what is in fact odd is that people, who want to apply for membership, are fobbed off for months with a statement that the bylaws are under revision. It would be more honest to write that membership is by invitation only.

Well, you should know... you are in the hall of fame  :D From what I understand it is a (necessary) vehicle to allocate donated funds in an appropriate manner.
Bylaws take time and - partially - also funding. If that is the issue I am willing to pay 10% towards e.g. the costs of a Dutch law stichting (foundation).
But I understand that part is already taken care of?
« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 10:37:02 am by Thaddy »
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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2017, 12:16:45 pm »
But when you go to souceforge main page, other software is listed there, not Lazarus (see attached screenshot).  %)

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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 12:24:58 pm »
Yes. We should take action.... I don't mind freetype, but as I recall it wasn't even listed....

OTOH google comes up with this: https://sourceforge.net/blog/august-2017-community-choice-project-of-the-month-lazarus/ which is the same as above....
« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 12:27:18 pm by Thaddy »
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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 12:39:31 pm »
Yes. We should take action.... I don't mind freetype, but as I recall it wasn't even listed....

Now I found that freetype was project of the month for July. I don't know their policy of updating the main page.

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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2017, 03:53:08 pm »
Perfect and nice interview, but isn't Lazarus and FPC foundation dead/inactive/invisible?

To say the truth, until a few month ago I even did not know that this foundation exists. A bit more transparency would be nice. Who is in the board of this foundation? (the decision makers) what about the finacial status? Are there board meetings on a regular base (even if its only online)? What is the difference between making a donation to Lazarus or to the foundation?

I don't know too many foundations for open source projects, I'm only making a comparison to the Firebird foundation wich seems to be pretty well organized.

https://www.firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-foundation/


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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2017, 10:00:16 am »
AFAIK Michael Van Canneyt and Detlef D. Overbeek are the foundation members. They talk every week.

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Re: Thank you for your vote. Lazarus is Project of the Month on Sourceforge
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2017, 10:50:25 am »
The Foundation web page lists Boian Mitov as a third member.

 

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