truth in advertising

As I mentioned before, I’m in Portland this week meeting with a bunch of Linux desktop people to talk about barriers to improvement and adoption of Linux desktop software.

One of the things that has come of out of this meeting already is a commitment from jdub and the other freedesktop.org guys to supporting more than just X or Linux platforms for their unifying standards and technology. Apparently their mission statement‘s relentless focus on X is a historical accident, and not to be taken seriously. Good news indeed, I think, because it means that projects like Mozilla and OpenOffice could get involved more, and maybe benefit from the work beyond the cairo stuff.