On Nov 26, 2007 10:28 AM, Richard Stallman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > 1. Would you change anything in the GNOME Foundation statement about > OOXML?
I wish it were more explicit about how the Foundation feels that the ODF folks have been undermining the standards process. It isn't obvious to everyone that ODF shares much of the blame for the politicization of the process, so the statements about that in the statement are a little vague. I suppose it could have been more aggressive about describing Microsoft as a multiply-convicted monopolist, but everyone already knows that; being more explicit about it would mostly have been redundant. Finally, I'd have liked it to have been more timely. I think Jeff is right that it would not have changed the impact much (we'd still have been flamed) but we'd have looked like we were doing it above board, instead of trying to sneak behind anyone's back. > 2. How do you think the GNOME Foundation should support the Free > Software Movement in general? I think the most pressing thing is that the Foundation and our partners need to investigate (with SFLC's help) the GPL v3, and decide whether or not to move forward on that. I've been involved with v3 for a long time now, and hopefully can help coordinate that effort. More long-term, working with the online desktop folks, and hopefully with many other interested parties, we need to reframe what software freedom means in a network-centric world. It is now abundantly clear to most everyone that source code access is frequently insufficient to guarantee user autonomy; the question, then, is what additional (or perhaps different) requirements will help our users maintain their autonomy in the future. This is much bigger than GNOME, of course, but it seems likely that we will be at the cutting edge of it, and so we're going to have to deal with it whether we're the best forum for it or not :) Luis _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list email@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list