Re: Candidacy (Michael Meeks), I'm still totaly misunderstood <sob>

I want to go on record in agreement with this.


Dan Mueth wrote:

> On 19 Oct 2000, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > > 1.) the GNOME Foundation won't have any impact on the KDE project.
> >
> > I agree that it will not actively harm KDE directly. It may indirectly
> > affect the popularity of KDE among people who feel a need to choose
> > one or the other, but that is not the primary goal of the foundation.
> >
> > > 2.) we can't effectively create any standard for GNU/Linux without
> > >     talking with them, this is just impossible since they have a too
> > >     large percentage of the user base.
> > >
> >
> > I also agree that we need to work better with KDE. I hope the
> > foundation board can take the lead on that sort of thing.
> It is nice to see somebody saying that we need to work with KDE here.
> This is about as complex and liable to generate controversy and criticism
> as working with various private companies, but just as important IMO.  Of
> course I don't mean just KDE, but other free software (or open source
> software ;) projects and groups in general.  I think the days of ignoring
> or pitting ourselves against private companies and KDE are behind us.  I
> think GNOME has to be willing to go into the treacherous and mostly
> uncharted waters of working productively with private companies, KDE, and
> other open projects and do good things which benefits everybody, including
> As Maciej states, it would be nice if the GF could lead the way and set a
> good example here.
> Dan
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