08.03.10

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Bug #625728

Posted in GNOME, GNU/Linux, Novell, Ubuntu at 7:11 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Just a swinging

Summary: GNOME is divided on the question whether or not Mark Shuttleworth’s blog should be added to GNOME Planet (it’s a 2-2 draw, with 75% of the voters being Novell employees)

MARK Shuttleworth, to whom bug #1 is lack of majority GNU/Linux market share on the desktop, has submitted a bug to GNOME, asking politely whether he can be added to GNOME Planet. The responses mostly come from Novell employees. Novell’s Vincent Untz (GNOME Foundation Director) is against adding Shuttleworth to the planet (Lucas Rocha agrees with him), Novell’s Jeffrey Stedfast is in favour, and Microsoft’s MVP Miguel de Icaza is also in favour. Novell has a lot of influence in GNOME, perhaps too much.

It’s interesting that Shuttleworth submitted this bug report (not being in GNOME Planet) just shortly after the PR problem he was having [1, 2, 3, 4].

What do you think? Should Mark Shuttleworth’s blog be syndicated by GNOME?

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  1. woods said,

    August 3, 2010 at 10:04 am

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    I think it should be.

    I also agree w/ de Icaza’s and Stedfast’s posts. It’s about time the FOSS-community started acknowledging and appreciating contributions other that just lines of code.

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