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Richard Moore rich at
Tue Nov 8 05:13:30 PST 2005

On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 12:22:27PM +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-11-08 at 10:56 +0000, Richard Moore wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 04:11:01PM +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > fd.o does not 'accept' standards.  It does not have any process for
> > > conferring standardisation or otherwise.  All it does is host various
> > > documents (as well as random other stuff) in the hope that some of it is
> > > useful.
> > 
> > Unfortunately that is not the perception people are given. People
> > talk about it as if conferring standardisation is *exactly* what
> > it does.
> People have all sorts of ideas of what freedesktop is, but the
> perception given by the projext is surely that which is specified on the
> front page:
> Its pretty clear on this issue IMHO, although we might need to work a
> bit on moderating peoples expectations from

I totally agree that the web page makes this clear, but unfortunately
lots people haven't actually bothered to read even the front page.
Moderating people's expectations is something that I think is worth
doing, though I'm not really sure how it can be done. :-(



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