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 http://pvanhoof.be/blog http://codeminded.be _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list