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Mark Shuttleworth on the future of Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth on the future of Ubuntu

Posted Jun 5, 2008 6:50 UTC (Thu) by spaetz (subscriber, #32870)
In reply to: Mark Shuttleworth on the future of Ubuntu by jdub
Parent article: Mark Shuttleworth on the future of Ubuntu

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
it.


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Mark Shuttleworth on the future of Ubuntu

Posted Jun 5, 2008 8:26 UTC (Thu) by spaetz (subscriber, #32870) [Link]

Case in point: 

On todays planet GNOME, developer Luis Medinas states "Brasero relationship with Gnome starts
with using totem for parse playlists and beagle to search for files" and continues ..."What
about a Rhythmbox plugin and a F-spot add-in to burn files..."

So if some GNOME developers consider their software related to GNOME as they make use of
Beagle, it's hard to claim that GNOME and mono-based programs have no relationship.

P.S. I don't have anything against Mono and .NET. I just agree with Mark Shuttleworth that
Free Software won't do itself a favor by replicating existing technologies that are led by
others.

Mark Shuttleworth on the future of Ubuntu

Posted Jun 5, 2008 11:05 UTC (Thu) by deep64blue (guest, #52401) [Link]

Anyone who cares about Linux and is not deeply suspicious of the whole Mono / Gnome thing is
crazy IMO.  I think the question was absolutely right and Mark's response a good one - be
alert and have a back-up plan is a solid strategy.


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