"Andreas Jaeger, Program Manager for openSUSE would like to see
better collaboration between the projects and distributions when
either is introducing major changes. 'Lennart did a great job with
systemd and talking with distributors and getting them on board.
Quite often I see changes done in one component that is used in
several places. When we take this updated component because one of
these pieces needs the new version, it might break all other pieces
since nobody talked with all the other projects. As a distributor,
we need all software adapted to such changes in a timely
"Stuart Jarvis from the KDE project agrees that there needs to
be more communication and collaboration between the projects: 'I'd
love to see better collaboration between ourselves, GNOME and the
other free software players. It's daft to have different standards
for desktop notifications, password storage, etc. There's been some
great work on this recently, such as the work around telepathy, but
there's plenty more to do.'"