GNOME and Novell: The FUD Stops Here
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| Interestingly, Miguel was actually the President of the GNOME Foundation
| until only a few weeks ago, but we have been asking him for years to send a
| resignation letter, and recently nailed down a plan to finally get his
| resignation and appoint the President and Vice-President from the directors.
| As of the last Foundation Board meeting, that process is complete.
| It’s important to point out that during this time, the Foundation Chairman
| was capably performing the role of President, and Miguel was not
| participating or interacting in GNOME Foundation activities or administration
| at all.
| I sat down with Nat Friedman at GUADEC in order to talk about a few things
| that were on my mind regarding Novell and GNOME. I had a very clear
| three-point agenda that I wanted to go through:
| 1. The relationship and agreement with Microsoft.
| 2. Novell’s approach to feature development and ‘code dumping’.
| 3. GNOME and Mono.
| We didn’t end up talking about the first two points, because Nat was
| extremely focused on the Mono issue, and whichever way I tried to lead him
| through my thought narrative, it would quickly come back to Mono.
Miguel believes OOXML is a "superb standard".