Re: Formalising the release naming process [Was: GNOME Development Release 2.5.3]

IBM is pushing to have Linux on their desktops. If a department within IBM is converting to a Linux desktop, they move to the top of the priority list.

Linux is much more in the news, is receiving prime time advertising, and is moving from the very obscure to the very known.

Gnome is becoming professional enough and stable enough to be a viable desktop for the non-technical (I do not know what, if any, desktop IBM advocates).

All of this is raising visiblity. Gnome and Linux is being known, watched, and considered by large potential users.

Do not underestimate the high quality product you have put so much work into.

On 02/09/04 20:47:18, Jeff Waugh wrote:
<quote who="jamie">

> I feel sorry too for someone promoting the stuff who gets asked "So
> What's Gnome go to do with ******** then?" by potential business users.

How many potential business users read gnome-announce-list? How many care
about GNOME development releases? Do they read all the political release
announcements too? Are they Republicans or Democrats? Do they understand US
politics? Do they worry about the English monarchy having undue influence
over GNOME?

> I can't believe you don't have an editor who proof reads everything prior
> to being submitted to the Gnome Announcement list or any other media
> designed for wider public consumption. If you did, things like this would
> not or should not happen - letting any johnny post whatever he likes there
> is asking for trouble.

gnome-announce-list is moderated. The release coordinator is the editor who
writes and proof-reads the GNOME D&DP announcements. He is not "any johnny"
who thinks he can post anything he bloody-well wants.

- Jeff

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