Re: Distribution branding of GNOME

On 8 Mar 2005, at 21:52, Jeff Waugh wrote:

<quote who="Rob Adams">

Of course, we have no way to make it mandatory, but GNOME as a brand has
suffered greatly by the whitewashing practiced by distributions, most
notably the "Java Desktop Environment" (I mean, honestly, what the hell is

I dunno... it was the "Java Desktop System" last time I looked :)

FWIW, I've asked our marketing folks in the past if the JDS splash screen could include something like "Based on the GNOME project", in much the same way that our StarOffice splash screens proclaim that they're "Based on the project". No joy as yet unfortunately, but we do at least retain the "About GNOME" dialog and the contributor list.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            GNOME Desktop Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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