Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Aug 2006 09:25 UTC
Linux "When OSDL announced the first release of its Portland initiative at LinuxWorld Boston in April, heralding it 'a breakthrough in desktop Linux', I muttered my skepticism to a co-worker. He expressed surprise at my reaction, noting that the initiative employs extremely smart people. I don't doubt their intelligence, or their sincerity, but I wouldn't bet a penny on the project living up to its initial claim, because you can't conjure a silver bullet out of intelligence and sincerity." KDE developer Kevin Krammer replies: "There is an article over at linux.com which predicts that the Portland initiative will fail to reach its goal of 'unifying the Linux desktop'. Unfortunately the author somehow missed that 'unifying the Linux desktop' is not the goal of Portland."
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Linux only?
by Brandybuck on Sun 27th Aug 2006 19:38 UTC
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2006-08-27

Why all the Linux-centricity? I know that OSDL is a Linux-only organization, this is about the desktop, not the kernel. There is nothing in their tools or libraries that requires a specific kernel. Why do they keep saying this is for Linux? Are they not aware that Freedesktop is a crossplatform initiative?

KDE isn't Linux only. GNOME isn't Linux only. XFCE isn't Linux only. So why the heck is the Portland initiative Linux only? Why is their Linux only project being hosted on freedesktop.org?

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