"The bug is a good place to continue the discussion about that
particular issue. But I thought it would be useful to issue a call
to arms, and invite suggestions from people on the Ayatana list as
to what elements of the existing Ubuntu desktop can be trimmed
back, on balance making the whole better.
"There’s a growing awareness and excitement about the
importance of design in free software. A few years ago, folks
laughed out loud when it was suggested that design is a good thing
for the free software community to build expertise in. And
it’s been slow going, admittedly. It’s hard to bring
clarity in a crowd. Or mob. We’ve been doing our part to lead
that at Canonical and in the Ubuntu community, both through
internal work and through public forums. If you’re interested
in design and Free Software, then Ubuntu and Ayatana and related
forums are great places to participate. And your participation is
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