Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Apr 2007 21:56 UTC, submitted by suka
Novell and Ximian "Nat Friedman has been one of the driving forces behind the development of the Linux desktop for a few year now. First with his own company Ximian, founded together with Mono chief architect Miguel de Icaza, after its acquisition now inside Novell. A few months ago he has been named 'Technologist of the Year' by the VarBusiness magazine for his work around the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Since then he has been promoted to Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Open Source, besides the desktop he is also overseeing Novells server business now. During Novells Brainshare Andreas Proschofsky had the possibility to sit down with Friedman and talk about the Linux desktop, the consequences of the Microsoft agreement and the mistakes of the Hula project."
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by monodeldiablo on Sun 1st Apr 2007 23:11 UTC
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My favorite part was when he trashed Tracker, calling it unnecessarily redundant, only to then go on and pimp Beagle's new tagging features, something even he admits Tracker did first. Feeling threatened, Nat?

I hate to sound like a fanboy, but the Tracker folks seem to be doing things the right way. It's fast, implemented in C, standards-based, has a very small dependency list and has bindings in your favorite language. Oh, and its maximum memory footprint is still way smaller than the Beagle team hopes to get theirs down to in the undetermined future.

Competition is good, Friedman. It's what makes this community so resilient, so quit your bad-mouthing. Learn from Tracker instead of trashing it.

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