According to this article:
The Linux Foundation is taking steps in the wrong direction: leaving the community out.
Just some notes. A by-law is a rule made by a company or organisation to control the actions of its members. A flak is an anti-aircraft fire but in this case means a strong criticism because Karen Sandler was diverting funds from the Gnome Foundation to the outreach programmes for women. If this is right or wrong is a matter of personal views and tastes.
In this article you can find further information about this issue.
Now the question remains. Is this true? If it is, what are we going to do?