Re: Modulesets Reorganization

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 8:32 PM, Stormy Peters <stormy gnome org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 12:26 PM, Patryk Zawadzki <patrys pld-linux org> wrote:
>> It should be the other way around. Applications that are already
>> popular don't need showcasing and embracing. It's those unknown little
>> gems that need the marketing polish to really shine.
> Well known in our community and well known in general are two very
> different things. I have yet to meet anyone without a computer related
> job or interest in free software that knows what GNOME is.
> If we want them to use GNOME, it's even more important that they know
> our applications and those brands are even less recognized.
> (I did run into a GIMP fan the other day. Someone not in the free
> software world. He converted his whole work place from Photoshop to
> GIMP.)

Decoupling the apps from the desktop could very well end in some of
them pursuing their own communities.

On the other hand GNOME brand will become even less relevant to an end
user — to average Jane in the street GNOME Desktop would constitute
nothing more than a wallpaper as only developers know the complexity
of the underlying machinery.

I hope we won't end up with just a clone of
(which I assume could use some help from the Foundation and could then
serve as GNOME's official showcase).

Patryk Zawadzki

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