Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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Also this is smoke screen by Canonical
by oiaohm on Mon 14th Mar 2011 20:23 UTC
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Create a stack of infighting and they hope we will forgot that Canonical is redirecting the amazon music store to pay them 75 percent and 25 percent to Gnome that use to be 100 percent Gnome.

Yes this is something that has to be settled. Big problem was trying to shove blame on Freedesktop.org for not working. Everything was done by the book and right at Freedesktop.org. Freedesktop.org even has an way for anyone to dispute. So at no time can Freedesktop.org really be blamed.

Now next question. Freedesktop should be a place with multi spot fires of people in dispute if its fully working.

Items that have not been submitted to Freedesktop.org that should be. KDE and Gnome configuration systems. Why two places to store the same data is very stupid and lead to incompatibilities. This duplication removal is one of the reasons Freedesktop exists is to provide a place to sort it out. Lack of what should have been submitted has made Freedesktop lack the flame fights it should have.

KDE and Gnome neither has the right to be on a high horse over Freedesktop. Yes KDE has been better supporting but still KDE you have more todo.

Canonical thinking that Freedesktop.org exists to make a unified Linux desktop that is User friendly. Your lack of involvement speaks volumes.

True is the charge against Canonical of working in locations that require copyright assignment to Canonical so locking out a section of the open source development community. There are a lot of developers not allowed todo copyright assignment

True is that Canonical used blackmail to get what they want with amazon music store. Canonical please clean up your own house before throwing more stones. Because stones might be thrown back.

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