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GNOME isn't Ubuntu.



No, but Jono Bacon was extremely entwined in GNOME for a long time.


I had never heard of Jono until he was working for Canonical.


That doesn't negate my point in any way.


Well, I'm a former GNOME and GTK+ developer and a former Canonical/Ubuntu developer and I had never noticed him being involved in GNOME outside his Canonical duties.

Of course you could still be right about him being entwined in GNOME though, but I don't think you are.


For future reference, your GP post would have made a lot more sense if you had included that little fact.


He was a regular on Planet Gnome, and was quite involved in Guadec. Why don't you ask him?


I'm not sure what there is to ask. I was mostly commenting on how you worded that, I suppose. It kind of read as though you think Jono was, for a time, deeply involved in Gnome or something, and I can't think of any way that he's really contributed to Gnome except to voice his opinion on things people are doing. I don't think being on Planet Gnome and going to Guadec is a good measurement of how entwined someone is in Gnome. Mark was on Planet Gnome for awhile too, and he goes to Guadec usually. The first time I met him was at Boston Summit. I never would have considered Mark deeply entwined in Gnome though, and I don't think most people would.

Then again, I'm not really involved in Gnome anymore either. So maybe I'm totally wrong and he's doing all kinds of stuff for Gnome now and I just don't pay attention anymore. But my experience working at Canonical was that it's more difficult, not easier, to stay involved in upstream projects.


Moreso KDE though, surely?


Canonical isn't Ubuntu either, they just happen to own the brand, but not the community.




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