"derStandard.at: Lot's of the work Ubuntu has been doing
recently - app indicators, Messaging Menu, MeMenu - hasn't really
been done upstream and is only used in Ubuntu. Are you going
"Jono Bacon: Actually that's all upstream work, it's just that
Ayatana is the upstream. So the code's completely open source, the
bug tracking is open, people can hack on it. For the app indicators
we also had a lot of community involvement, it was based on a
Freedesktop.org spec, worked on with consultancy from KDE, we
invited GNOME developers to participate in the Freedesktop
discussion and proposed them to the GNOME community for inclusion,
but it's not up to us, if they take it or not. It's kind of similar
how other distros have done it in the past, like Novell when they
developed their own main menu with Slab, they felt it added value
to their distro."
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