[Mono-list] Novell, SuSE, Mono.

Bryan Andrews bandrews@trendinfluence.com
Sat, 8 Nov 2003 09:30:39 -0500

So when will we see the first Novell / Suse release? Will it be far off? =

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From: Olaf Jan Schmidt [mailto:ojschmidt@kde.org]
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Hi Miguel, hi Mono and KDE folks!

[Miguel de Icaza]
> Hey guys,
>    I know that there has been a lot of speculation over Novell, SuSE,
> Gnome, KDE and Mono with today's announcement.
>    We can say that once the acquisition is completed that:
>        * Novell/SuSE will continue to distribute KDE and Gnome.
>        * Novell/SuSE will include Ximian Desktop build,
>          as it is a more fine tuned desktop than the default Gnome
>          build they ship.
>        * Novell is commited to build an stable ISV platform (you can
>          read my blog for some thoughts on this).
>        * Gtk+, the Gnome platform and Mono use the right licensing
>          terms for creating an ISV platform.
>        * We will continue to work on open source projects, and work
>          in the best way to offer a complete Linux stack.
>    And lastly, just remember that Nat and myself are in charge of
> Novell's Linux Desktop Strategy, so we will do the right thing ;-)

Does the "right thing" include better cooperation between KDE and
Mono/GNOME, meaning contributions to ALL these projects with at least =
same efford as in the past?

Or will SuSE's currently big support for KDE be phased out after =
examining how quickly it can be dropped without alienating the developer

Or does it also depend on what the SuSE people think is best for their

I am a bit worried by the fact that you only spoke of "distributing" =
not of actively supporting it. Not saying something sometimes says the

KDE and GNOME are both so important for the Linux desktop that dropping
contributions to one of them would be very sad.

I see great possibilities in the cooperation between Ximian and SuSE for
free desktop interoperation - which is urgently needed for =
the area of KDE I am involved in.

I hope my hopes are not too optimistic.

> Love,
> Miguel.

Love and peace,

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