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 s_groening on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 10:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Some Interesting Bits"
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I agree with you!

But apart from your points, what I miss from Beagle with it being a Mono app, is a more standalone character. I'd like for Beagle to be more cross platform so that I could choose to use features like live queries on e.g. Open Solaris or BSD as well as Linux, but since that part i all tied to the libinotify kernel part ...

I think those sorts of aspects of a project needs to be taken into consideration, since the open source community always touts the freedom of choice part quite strongly. Plus it has always been the thought that choice and alternatives are what makes better programs which in turn also counts for operating systems.

Personally I feel that one should be able to choose ones (major open source) OS of choice and still be able to benefit from development efforts concerning major projects like e.g. Gnome - and that's why I'd like for Tracker to slip past Beagle to offer a true freedom of choice!

But the idea of the open source 'Spotlight clone' is great, it could just be even greater...

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