"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.""
"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."