hi, dunno if this is all that interesting to the people interesting in using the gimp.
i do know that i got to go to a developers meeting due to the interest and donations of a lot of interested parties and i am so so honored to be allowed to represent such a smart and decent group of human beings. miguel i think is in charge of ximian who is making changes to the gimptool kit that are, well, even the reason they give is fairly idiotic. they gave me an idiotic reason and then started to be rude to me and give me a real disrespectful runaround which has now ended up here; on this list where probably many of the contributors to my trip to the developers meeting are. since miguel is too busy and not involved to tell me who he is, i have googled around and come up with an introduction to the man behind the men who are making the decisions about what the gimp tool kit widgets do and why: here is miguel sucking up at a microsoft thing: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2003/07/10/photos1.html?page=14 here is nat (miguels partner at ximian) making plans for a party: http://assbarn.com/party/ (i have no problem with the gay community; and actually have been accused of being a lesbian several times throughout my life for the simple fact that i do not like to have michigan men to work on my car) and here is a photo of the two people who started this company that now makes decisions about the direction the widgets are taking: http://despicable.org/random/natmig.jpg sorry he did not have time to return the "who are you" request i made several weeks ago, however the web presence i was able to find is probably certainly more entertaining. miguel is quite famous in the linux world, btw. there is a big article (and important as well, in my world at least) entitled "Sellout or Savior" http://www.technologyreview.com//articles/04/09/freedman0904.asp they have been giving me a run around since before guadec about the reasons for some really poorly thoughtout changes to the gimp tool kit, combined with the suggestion (to [EMAIL PROTECTED], owner of carol.gimp.org) that i should fork the gimp tool kit if i did not like these changes. i am sorry i am unable to make these people respect the contributions of all of the volunteers, who either contributed time or code or help on this list or even good thoughts about gimp and the free software process. hopefully, the people involved will reassess their approach to very successful free software applications and adjust their behavior accordingly. tis fun though, when they decide that you are of no consequence to them to stoop to answer such a question as, who are you? i get to find out myself. this group is being run by some interesting people who perhaps do not have the best interests of the free software community in mind. carol _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user