Last Tango in fdo (was Re: Tango, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Desktop)

Martin Konold martin.konold at
Thu Nov 10 00:56:07 PST 2005

Am Mittwoch, 9. November 2005 15:20 schrieb Jim Gettys:

Hi Jim,

> I see good reasons for fdo to be willing to host almost any sort of
> desktop project that needs a home.

This is not about a project in urgent search for a home. Tango already has all 
kind of resources including domain name, hosting server, financial backing 

> I don't see that hosting a project 
> on fdo gives any sort of up front "imprimatur" to the outcome of any
> project.

It does if the project is distributing press releases where they claim to 
become the standard.
"The Tango Project says it hopes to eventually provide: 
 A specified default native look
 A subsystem to help standardize toolkits on a common look and feel
 A complete, standard set of application, mimetype, and stock icons to build 
upon a style guide
 Cross-desktop humane interface guidelines"

I definetly consider the way Tango handles this issue an abuse of fdo.

BTW: The Tango people knew in advance that e.g. KDE is not pleased by the way 
they try to introduce their stuff as a standard. Unfortunately they chose to 
ignore these facts.

-- martin

Erlewein, Frank, Konold & Partner - Beratende Ingenieure und Physiker

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