Re: NLD10 and GNOME

Luis Villa wrote:
On 2/7/06, JP Rosevear <jpr novell com> wrote:
On Tue, 2006-02-07 at 10:43 +0000, Jono Bacon wrote:
Hi all,

Just a quick question to anyone who may be in the know. After seeing
the NLD10 videos, it seems the GNOME in there is rather similar to the
mockups shown at
Indeed, these mockups were made internally at Novell by the UI team
(same guys that brought you betterdesktop).

I made a comparison in a blog post at to outline the point.

Do we know if these radical changes to GNOME have been implemented,
and if so, are the changes coming back to the community?
The changes that were implemented were not as radical as the mockups.
Basically what Nat F. showed in Paris is what was implemented.  The code
will be released to the community soon.

To ask the obvious question, why not now, and why not discussed
publicly earlier?

Ditto + do i take it the changes amount to a fork? (I assume as its internal it does not have maintainer approval nor consensus?)

To also be so blunt, is this a new strategy by Novell to keep new things like these under wraps in order to steal a march on your competitors? (if so I would be worried by this as it goes against the spirit of open source where "open" is the definitive word - I would hate to see this become common practice as if every gnome based organisation did this we would end up in a mess as well as in the dark)

Mr Jamie McCracken

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