Re: one thing to keep in mind about GNOME foundation and FSF

> I think that understanding this difference will make people be less
> upset and distrusting of RMS's actions and words.  You should not look
> to him for promoting the technical goals of GNOME, so don't be
> disappointed if he does not promote them.

Yup.  Also understand that some of RMS's actions in the past have alienated 
major companies trying to behave in good faith. As a result, many companies 
(and people) will not deal with FSF, even those who have made major 
contributions to free software in the past.  An arms-length approach to 
the FSF is most likely to garner general support (while not sacrificing
the goals of a free desktop).

Wish this weren't so, but it is...
				- Jim

Jim Gettys
Technology and Corporate Development
Compaq Computer Corporation

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