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Clarifications: GNOME, GNU, Planet GNOME

Dec 16, 2009, 20:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"The claim went something like this: iTWire author Sam Varghese claimed that this blog post by Miguel De Icaza, which talks about Silverlight, was what prompted the complaints about posts on Planet GNOME. Varghese had nothing to back this claim up, and neither did I - obviously. I did specifically made it clear that it was "just" a claim by iTWire, though.

"In any case, the result was that a lot of the discussion around this topic focussed on Mono and Miguel De Icaza. GNOME board member Behdad Esfahbod has now made it quite clear on the Foundation mailing list that this claim is nonsense. "The ITWire article suggests that a blog post by Miguel was the trigger for Lucas starting the thread in f-l," Esfahbod writes, "I can assure you (as a board member) that this is not the case. Yet half the comments are around that blog post by Miguel now.""

Also of note is Lucas Rocha's comment:

"The discussion started by me on behalf of the GNOME Foundation's Board of Directors on foundation-list was definitely not caused by posts by Miguel on Planet GNOME. Actually, the discussion was not even supposed to be specifically about Planet GNOME. We just wanted to know the opinion of foundation members about making the GNOME Code of Conduct a requirement to become a foundation member. In other words, the discussion ended up focusing on Planet GNOME but that was not the intention at all."

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