The GNU Toolchain Infrastructure Project
Thu Sep 29 14:45:50 GMT 2022
email@example.com (Carlos O'Donell) writes:
> During the Sourceware / Infrastructure BoF sessions at GNU Cauldron, the GNU
> Toolchain community in collaboration with the Linux Foundation and OpenSSF,
> announced the GNU Toolchain Infrastructure project (GTI).
Thanks for making more information available.
Just for the record, it is still my feeling that the LF's infrastructure
management has been a good thing for the kernel community. Whether it
would be suitable for the toolchain community is not something I'm in a
position to have an opinion on. If anybody is curious about how
interactions with that group work, there is a current discussion on
bugzilla that might be interesting:
Konstantin's response to the idea of moving everything to a Gitlab
instance is the sort of thing I find reassuring.
I do, though, have a few questions.
- Why not dispense with the governing board and have the TAC be the
decision-making body? That would help ensure ongoing community
control over this infrastructure. It would also be a clear statement
from the sponsors that they trust the community and do not intend to
force changes in how development is done.
- How were the members of the TAC chosen, and what will be the process
for choosing members in the future?
- During the Cauldron discussion it was said that $400,000 in annual
funding has been committed to GTI. You must have a rough budget for
how those funds will be spent that you can share?
- Keeping that money stream going will surely require ongoing
fundraising efforts; who will be responsible for that? What happens
if, say, tech companies start getting nervous about dark economic
clouds on the horizon and stop funding the project?
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