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Comment: Re:Yet another reason to switch to KDE permanently (Score 4, Informative) 184

by behdad (#39291633) Attached to: Data Breach Flaw Found In Gnome-terminal, Xfce Terminal and Terminator

Anonymous Coward,

You may want to read the end of this comment before jumping to conclusions:

    https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=664611#c10

Ie. I offered to fix it, before the report was published. And the report is deliberately misinformed to make it look like I said I don't have any intention to fix it. And the report author tweetted [1] "Apparently not a lot of people read Slashdot anymore or RTFA. I've only had 971 hits to the article so far. :-(", which makes me believe that his true intention was to get Slashdot / Reddit / Hacker News bragging rights. Comes handy if you are a sysadmin I guess...

behdad

[1] https://twitter.com/#!/climagic/status/177796284755873793

Comment: Re:Umm (Score 5, Informative) 184

by behdad (#39291429) Attached to: Data Breach Flaw Found In Gnome-terminal, Xfce Terminal and Terminator

You have to read the bugzilla report carefully to see what this story is about. I'm the developer being [bf]lamed. I offered to find time on a weekend and fix the issue. But the reporter ignored my offer and went ahead to post this on as many places as it could. In the report, he masks that, and instead says I don't consider it a bug. The report is intentionally written misinformed IMO. Which makes me think the true story is that he wanted to get some publicity...

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+ - KDE and GNOME to co-host Akademy and GUADEC->

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behdad writes "(From the why-can't-I-choose-two-topics-for-my-slashdot-post department) The boards of KDE e.V. and the GNOME Foundation have issued a call to co-host Akademy and GUADEC, the flagship conferences of the KDE and GNOME projects respectively, during the Summer of 2009. This would be the first time that the conferences are to be co-hosted. The combined conference is expected to have around 800 attendees, being one of the biggest meetings of free software developers in the world. The content of the conferences will be organized independently, with a number of co-ordinated cross-over sessions with appeal to all attendees. Read more"
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+ - GNOME Foundation Announces Accessibility Program->

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behdad
behdad writes "The GNOME Foundation is running an accessibility outreach program, offering USD$50,000 to be split among individuals. This program will promote software accessibility awareness among the GNOME community as well as harden and improve the overall quality of the GNOME accessibility offering. The program is sponsored by GNOME Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, Google(TM)'s Open Source Program Office, Canonical, and Novell. This is the second in a series of outreach programs coordinated and run by the GNOME Foundation. Read the announcement."
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Comment: Re:The more the Merrier (Score 1) 471

by behdad (#21162189) Attached to: GNOME Foundation Helping OOXML?
> Why?

Because we don't believe that Microsoft doesn't exist. If you think by playing pro-ODF the rest of the world can keep MS from making OOXML an ISO standard, well, you are wrong. I'm sure you saw what wonders they did to governments days prior to the final vote was due...

It's about the details however, how much pain we give them in the process and how useful documentation we get out of it. Ignoring the committee is not the best strategy. NIH anyone?

-- Behdad Esfahbod
      Director, GNOME Foundation

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