Monthly Archives: May 2005

Linux Journal Reader’s Choice Awards

Hey, hey, hey! The Linux Journal Reader’s Choice Awards first-round voting period has begun. LJ is one of the coolest print publications for FOSS lovers. Let them GNOW you love GNOME! Note that you can still do write-in votes in … Continue reading

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Arrived at Stuttgart

I collected my KLM boarding pass at Heathrow, and was told that I could wait for my flight in the HOLODECK lounge. There were DIY free snacks, drinks and net terminals so I figured I could chill out for a … Continue reading

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LWN on Nokia + GNOME

Jon’s deadpan style regularly makes me chuckle: “Let it not be said that free software projects can’t keep secrets: it would seem that quite a few people in the GNOME community knew that Nokia was working on a Linux-powered, GNOME-based … Continue reading

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Nokia and GNOME

and Maemo! Congratulations to the Nokia folks and all the tortured GNOME dudes who had to keep quiet about this while they were working on it. I have a funny story about Nokia. At the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Mataró, … Continue reading

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Ubunteros!

It’s funny, we’ve had exactly the same problem in English. We needed a word to describe “Ubuntu people”, so Mako reckons Ubuntites is the best one, whereas, I’m partial to Ubuntians. Foolishly, we didn’t think about common idioms in other … Continue reading

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Mike, a potential DIA contributor, has an epiphany: “It wasn’t until today that I finally realized the advantages of the distributed repository approach. […] I would very much like to be able to use versionning control to track my changes, … Continue reading

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GNOME vs. MECHA-BARBARA-STREISAND!

Dave, GNOME vs. Microsoft “isn’t a story (yet)”? No way man, it’s totally old news.

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Press Gang

Kurt, this is a very slippery slope, and definitely not a path that the core developers of either project are keen to follow. After a period of deep divide, we’ve worked together to encourage a state of friendly and collaborative … Continue reading

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Coming Clean

Dave Neary asked the release team if they had a position on the language stuff, because he was interested to see if that could help move the Foundation Board discussion forward. Here’s his question, and my answer (after attempting to … Continue reading

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