Re: Question to GNOME Foundation Board candidates

You're right John, and some others have pointed out, that we should act by offer blogs, news and any other difussion we have access too, to promote GNOME, GTK+ apps and all its goodness; this is the right way.

I love, to see more actions from GNOME Foundation to support, by contracting people making real interview to GNOME projects maintainers, point out and highlight how their work will help GNOME to be better Desktop for every one.

2016-05-25 17:22 GMT-05:00 John McHugh <mrmcq2u gmail com>:
I was involved somewhat with the discussions Daniel keeps referring to. The talk of lack of GNOME applications referred to applications targeting the gnome HIG. Nothing to do with being open or not. 

Part of wanting to create something like this week in GNOME is to help draw attention to efforts made by third parties to create applications which target GNOME platform(including HIG), rather than a component of GNOME. 

This week in rust as an example has crate of the week along with information on new and updated crates published online. Hopefully something similar might be achievable with Flatpaks and this week in GNOME. 

The "GTK being c and ugly" and other comments mentioned here I have no idea about. I had mentioned that the bindings for other languages haven't really been in healthy shape for the 3.x release but that could be in my head. 

Like I said previously, I don't think its constructive to label those who offer criticism as attackers. Or to attempt to try and silence them through trademark law.

On Wed, 25 May 2016 at 22:18 Richard Stallman <rms gnu org> wrote:
  > * No apps for GNOME/GTK+

If that means that we don't offer a place to download nonfree
applications, that's not a flaw, that's a moral superiority!
It's part of respecting users' freedom.

Every GNU/Linux distro offers a system for installing packages.  And,
of course, you can install programs from elsewhere or build them from
source.  This way is the ethical way, because it gives users control
over what versions they run.

So let's turn those attacks around!  Let's remind people that the
distros' package systems are right way to distribute applications and
GNOME works with those package systems.

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