Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey


Stormy Peters wrote:
> My apologies for continuing the thread. My personal inbox and IM is
> still going and it was suggested that I send out the version of the
> statement that says "free and open source".
> The GNOME Foundation believes in free and open source software but that
> does not mean that GNOME is anti-proprietary software. We believe,
> promote, use and write free and open source software.

Parse error: "We believe... free and open source software" should be
"believe in", presumably.

> We are excited when companies and individuals use GNOME technologies
> because we believe it brings us closer to our mission and vision of a
> free desktop (or mobile interface) accessible to everyone. Sometimes
> those companies are proprietary software companies and while we would
> like them to move closer to free and open source software in the future
> (and that we are helping them do so with the use of GNOME), we are
> delighted that they have chosen to use GNOME and will help them and
> their customers.

Might I suggest a slight change in focus here, which moves us from
passive participants to active participants in a company's choice to
move closer to free software development?

Something like:

Sometimes those companies also produce proprietary software. while we
are happy that they have chosen GNOME as a basis for their products, we
also work with them to encourage them to release more free and open
source software in the future.


Dave Neary
GNOME Foundation member
dneary gnome org

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