DesktopLinux: Bettering the Linux Desktop–Portland Progress

[ Thanks to Steven J.
for this link. ]

“Six months ago, architects from two dozen desktop-oriented
Linux projects gathered in Portland, Ore. to work together on
creating the best possible Linux desktop. Thus was born the
Portland Project. Now, in Mainz, Germany, the expanded group is
meeting again on May 8 and 9 to see how far it’s come and to look
at what’s ahead.

“Unlike many such collaborative efforts, such as the tangle of
conflicts that are bedeviling the 802.11n wireless standard, the
Portland Project is moving smoothly forward with its goal of
creating a common set of standards that allow applications and
desktop interfaces to easily integrate into an easy-to-use Linux