Re: GNOME: lack of strategic roadmap


On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Richard Stallman <rms gnu org> wrote:
>       So say we all! Unfortunately, I don't see any free (or even close)
>    alternatives out there. The closest I can find are some local social
>    networking websites[1] but they've traditionally concentrated on
>    localization rather than internationalization.
> Social networking sites are not the only way to announce events.
> People do this also with email.
> Perhaps with a little thought we can define a spec for how to include
> the details of an event in a message in an easy-to-parse way, and
> encourage people to use that rather than facebook.

  If by 'people' you mean people like you and me, sure! this has a
very good chance of success. However, I doubt you meant that. Here is
how I know this has very little chances of success: I personally know
many people who prefer facebook messages over email and I am not
talking about events or other messages but just plain messages to

   A solution that IMHO has much better chances of success is to
create a free alternative to facebook. However, who is going to do it
and more importantly who is going to pay for this effort? :(


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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