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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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

That's true and all, and also, completely irrelevant to the issue at hand. Mark's and Seigo's problem is that GNOME refuses to collaborate on enhancing interoperability across the whole F/LOSS landscape. One means of collaboration is via, and by establishing low-level frameworks (think of D-BUS as a shining example of something that benefited ALL F/LOSS desktop environments) and specs. When it comes to these specs (or to the StatusNotifier specification) Canonical, of course, does not require copyright assignment.

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