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Linux.com: The Federico Mena Quintero interview

Mar 31, 2000, 05:40 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to S.Ramaswamy for this link. ]

"Federico Mena Quintero works for Helix Code, on the Evolution groupware suite. He is one of the founders of the GNOME project to create a free software desktop, working on tools such as GNOME Canvas and gmc."

"Linux.com: What do you think GNOME is really missing in its current incarnation?

Federico Mena Quintero: We need fully complete programmer's documentation; the API references are pretty much complete, and the GNOME documentation team is doing an excellent job about user documentation. We also need more people working on office-type applications. 36-hour days would also be nice."

"Linux.com: What will differentiate Outlook from Evolution, other than the obvious OS support?

Federico Mena Quintero: Outlook is not free software. ... Outlook is an amazing program, so we have plenty of work to do. We can avoid mistakes such as running untrusted code on your machine; we do not want stupid mail viruses. And of course, the vfolder concept is something that Outlook does not have yet."

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