|From:||"Thilo Pfennig" <thilopfennig-AT-foresightlinux.org>|
|To:||"GNOME Marketing List" <marketing-list-AT-gnome.org>|
|Subject:||About The GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initative|
|Date:||Sat, 21 Apr 2007 15:19:48 +0200|
I have thought long about this initiative. I would not generally consider this a bad thing, but: a) I do not like that this was not discussed at all in the marketing list. Such major things and announcement have to be discussed with at least the marketing team b) I fear that this is in fact a movement away from the desktop platform. I would rahther have suggested to found a new organisation to do this because mobile devices are not really desktops. c) In relation to that i fear that this binds ressources that otherwise would have been there for the core desktop. I know - many things are now developed for embedded devices already and I also think that his is nice and cool but this truely is a whole different issue. We even did not manage to get our web site updated in time, wether for GNOME 2.18 nor 2.18.1 - so still many core tasks are not solved and yet we are going into new directions without further consultation of the marketing team. I would like to know how this decision was made and why. And if you really think that GNOME can really develop two platforms (mostly standard desktop and embedded). I dont think so. And to me it looks like GNOME changes direction. Thilo PS: At least we should discuss now what this really means for us now. And what it means for marketing GNOME. -- Thilo Pfennig http://issues.foresightlinux.org/confluence/x/R
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