<g_bor>I've seen that rekado posted two emails in connection with GSoC, but I did not see the same communication about the third GSoC project, related to Shepherd. Does that communication belong to an other mailing list?
<rekado>efraim_: yes, all communication should be on guix-devel. These emails are to the individual students to encourage them to introduce themselves on guix-devel and conduct all project-related communication on guix-devel if possible.
<snape>OriansJ: "freedesktop.org is open source / open discussion software projects working on interoperability and shared technology for X Window System desktops. The most famous X desktops are GNOME and KDE, but developers working on any Linux/UNIX GUI technology are welcome to participate" It seems pretty restrictive, I can't understand how their standard can be universal. Plus, I'm not sure what they mean by "Linux/UNIX". And anyway
<snape>they state it later: "freedesktop.org is not a formal standards organization".
<efraim_>civodul: I changed the port for the second overdrive
<zybell_>snape:why dont you read these both sentences in the other order? Then they are easier to understand. Translated from third person standardese to first person normal:"We are no formal standards organization,our max power is to recommend" The (now second)sentence:"Our field of endeavour is XWindow Desktop Environments,especially KDE and GNOME,although other Linux or even UNIX Projects are invited to participate." If one does know the history
<zybell_>too,many assumptions in these sentences read even more clearly.
<zybell_>I translated from standardese to meaning. which I announced and think very fair. And short enough for IRC to boot.
<OriansJ>snape: yes that may be true but in regards to what standards we have in regards to hidden directories. I can't think of any other standard that would apply. Hence an informal standard is better than no standard
<OriansJ>zybell_: translating, I believe is best described as a group activity for finding collective meaning. However we collectively agree what a standard means is via our collective action.
<zybell_>Fair enough if you include in collective action actions by lawyers and such in case of *formal* standards;-)