Schedule for Wednesday's FESCo Meeting (2013-09-11)

"J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" johannbg at
Wed Sep 11 18:07:20 UTC 2013

On 09/11/2013 05:37 PM, drago01 wrote:
> Lets not discuss the word "support" again we have had enough threads of that.
> And yes we have other desktop environments in the project but we do
> not promote them equally
> because we don't have the resources to "support" them on equal terms.

You mean Red Hat is not backing up their development through manpower 
equally and not doing so makes them lesser of products then "Gnome" and 
hence we should not give them equal place and footing within our project 
and our community.

In other words we should only proudly display and stand behind 
applications and application stacks that are backed up by Red Hat from 
our community.

Yep that's pretty much how that 3 product default sounds to me, I 
however do not discriminate between application in our community nor 
between the people that are maintaining them.

And encase you have missed the 21 centry...

The fact is even after all those years of people crying "This year will 
be the year of the Linux desktop!", we still cant do as basic function 
as to update the firmware on our computers, we still cant update the 
firmware of all the peripheral devices like camera, mobile 
phone,tablets, gps etc.

The manufacturers of those devices still dont provide application for 
their devices that run on top of general linux distrubtion and they 
never will since they are making the application available for Android 
and IOS and are providing tables in schools  ( as opposed to pc's  )  so 
I'm not sure if you have realized it yet but the era of the consumer 
desktop environment as we have known it, on any OS is coming to end.

And proposing that we somehow continue to tie ourselves and our 
processes to *any* of the desktop environments in the GNU/Linux 
ecosystem while they try to redefine themselves and struggle with their 
own existence is not doing us as a community any favours nor our users 

What I argue with my proposal is that we prepare ourself and our 
workflow for that inevitable evolution that will take place in 5 - 10 
years and continue to keep ourselves relevant and help shaping the IT 
industry in the 21 century.


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