Re: GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 7/6/07

On Tue, 2007-06-12 at 12:43 +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-06-11 at 22:39 +0300, Quim Gil wrote:
> > About the KDE & GNOME event, probably the best way to progress is by
> > doing progressive approaches. Jumping from the current situation to a
> > joint conference sounds a bit like going from self-esteem to the 32nd
> > position of the Kama Sutra in one go.
> > As others have suggested, a successful combined room in FOSDEM would
> > be already a big (and useful) step. Trying to put together GUADEC and
> > aKademy befor trying smaller challenges in save contexts would be very
> > risky.
> > 
> a good idea is the GUADEMY we recently had in A Coru�It was just a
> start, but the idea is very good, get KDE/GNOME developers together and
> have talks/tutorials/etc of things that are common to both desktops.
> Doing separate tracks for KDE and GNOME (which is what mixing GUADEC and
> Akademy would mean) might not be a good idea, since you'll get 2
> separated groups with almost no interaction.

This is missing the point that GUADEC is about meeting people, not the
talks.  I guess aKademy is the same.

> So, until we are all really interested in what the "rival" desktop is
> doing, I think it would be better to organise separate events, and have
> a 2nd edition of the GUADEMY (as part of FOSDEM if that helps), with
> more focus on collaboration between desktops, so that people really
> interested in the collaboration can attend. All others can continue
> going to GUADEC/Akademy.

First, I don't think of KDE as rival.  Hell Qt developers and I are
working together on HarfBuzz!  Next, so you think most people are not
interested in knowing what KDE hackers are doing?  That may even be the
case, doesn't mean that it's good.  People don't wake up in the morning
and decide that they have become interested in KDE.  They do if they
talk about interesting projects over beer with interesting people that
happen to be KDE hackers though.


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