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

On 6/14/07, Bruno Boaventura <brunoboaventura gmail com> wrote:
On Thu, 2007-06-14 at 23:24 +0300, Lucas Rocha wrote:
> There's a *big* difference between willing to increase collaboration
> between GNOME and KDE and merging their main conferences in one. I
> think this merge would bring really bad effects on our community.
> - Our conference would lose GNOMEsh identity. This is a subtle but
> essential aspect of GUADEC: it's where/when we meet the GNOME
> community. We cannot lose that.
> - Not everyone in GNOME community is interested in KDE. I understand
> that we, as a free desktop project, should be interested in KDE but we
> can't expect/enforce everyone in GNOME to think like this. Because we
> have similar goals than KDE, this does not mean we should meet at the
> same time and place in a generic/big free desktop conference. There
> are better places and times for putting both projects together and the
> really interested people will be there for sure.
> - If we're having problems on organizing our conference, let's try to
> solve them in the best possible way in our own boundaries. IMO,
> merging with KDE will bring more problems than solving from the
> communities point of view. Specially on defining the agenda.

Yes, Lucas... I have the same point of view about this question and I
guess many others have too.

Me too.



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