* Maciej Stachowiak (mjs eazel com) wrote at 16:06 on 20/10/00:
> bruce perens com (Bruce Perens) writes:
> > > > It is nice to see somebody saying that we need to work with KDE here.
> > 
> > Both KDE and GNOME are now inarguably free desktops. Whatever argument there
> > was, it's over.
> > 
> > I'm convinced that if Qt started out free, there would not have been a GNOME.
> > Of course, that is only of historical interest now.
> > 
> > I guess the main thing to collaborate on is the component model and
> > interaction of applications with each other and the Window manager.
> > That has already gone on to some extent, hasn't it?
> > 
> Bruce,
> There are many possibilities for collaboration. While a common window
> manager spec is being worked on, a common component model is currently
> not. There were various discussions about this on various levels, but
> nothing came of them.

This common window manager spec has been, like, taking forever to complete.
Anyone know whats up with that?

> As most people who work with GNOME on a day to day level know, even
> though the war is nominally over the bitterness sometimes lingers, on
> both sides to some extent, and working together is a huge political
> challenge even when the results would be technically a good
> thing. It's important to be understanding of the feelings on both
> sides when working towards more collaboration.

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