On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 11:28 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> If you guys want a specific productive suggestion, I think these are two
> de facto directions that could just be adopted; one is a kind of
> building block platform shared among the GNOME desktop, Maemo, GPE, XFCE
> even [2]; it might benefit from becoming explicitly targeted toward
> multiple projects? Emphasize fd.org more. I don't know. Two is a GNOME
> desktop that is still largely UNIX/shell-user/developer-oriented,
> designed for the customers of today's Linux distributions. Focus on this
> more and do it better.
> 
> If the community wants to go beyond these de facto directions, I think
> it's possible, but only if people have the courage to commit to their
> chosen audience and recognize that it means not serving some other
> audiences. In the past, we lacked that courage for whatever reason.

Good thinking, as always.

However, if we decide to target a niche audience, on a niche operating
system, that's niche squared. I doubt if that's sustainable.

Jon Kåre

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