You might not like this, but I agree with Glyn. The relationship is ill defined and while you
claim there is none, I claim that it is there.
Check Novell's GNOME desktop and find Beagle/Tomboy/Fspot.
You are right to point out that this is Novell's own doing and has nothing to do with GNOME.
From an outside point of view, it sure looks the same to me.
Just because it's not universally loved within GNOME, doesn't mean it's got nothing to do with