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12.11.09

GNOME Interests Seemingly Bought by Corporations

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF, GNOME, GNU/Linux at 3:37 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Particular people in the GNOME Foundation disagree with FSF values and want separation from GNU

YESTERDAY we quoted part of an ongoing discussion which resulted in developments that are described here.

According to a recent posting from Philip Van Hoof, he suggests that Gnome split off from the GNU Project and proposes a vote. He has been informed he will need 5% of members to agree for there to be a vote put forth.

The full discussion can be seen in the GNOME Foundation’s mailing list. “They are trying to vote to remove the G from GNOME,” tells us one reader. Philip van Hoof wrote: “I propose to have a vote on GNOME’s membership to the GNU project.”

“Of course RMS is involved,” says our reader, “and of course there are people angry with him, especially “Lefty”.”

That would be the same guy who smeared Stallman by taking his act out of context. Some think there might be a fork. “Gnome could be forked,” argues our esteemed member MinceR.

Mono GNOME

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  1. dyfet said,

    December 11, 2009 at 6:24 pm

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    Long ago the “Net” part of Net Object Model seemed taken out of GNOME. Back when it had Corba to bind things, this was a strangled implementation for localhost services only, resulting in a huge stack doing none of what it was really designed for, and there is a history of over extended architectures in the project. But if a true and complete ONOM/Mono really comes about, I postulate it will be dropped entirely from distros, certainly starting with gNewSense, and I think likely also Fedora. I would even take the time to draft a technically and process correct FESCo feature for it’s explicit removal.

    I will add that if GNOME leaves GNU, while that alone may not be immediately fatal to GNOME as a project (though I think that will dim it’s future prospects considerably), it certainly leaves my machines…

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