On Wed, 2009-12-09 at 14:07 +0000, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> > about their work and appear on Planet GNOME. There's nothing wrong with
> > that. Same goes for Nokia and many other companies involved.
> I wonder if there's a misunderstanding here.  No one said that companies
> shouldn't be allowed to post.
> Richard said that Planet GNOME shouldn't be used to promote non-free
> software (i.e. software that denies freedom by witholding source code or
> witholding permission to use/modify/distribute).
> This means some software from Nokia shouldn't be promoted on Planet GNOME,
> but Nokia (like many other companies) also develops and distributes lots of
> free software.  No one's objecting to promoting Nokia's work on free
> software for GNOME.

That's why I wrote "talk about their work". There's no misunderstanding.

Mentioning that they are using some piece of LGPL software to build a
closed source component is fine. Personally I most definitely want to
know about such things.

As for what Miguel works on (to go back to the origin of the proposal):

The vast majority of what he's blogging  and working on *is* free and/or
opensource software or about free and/or opensource software being used
in the field.

Making it forbidden to use planet-gnome for that is like wanting to deny
a reality. If GNOME wants to be relevant, it must not boycott reality.

Philip Van Hoof, freelance software developer
home: me at pvanhoof dot be 
gnome: pvanhoof at gnome dot org 

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