Something odd: is freedesktop.org another Poettering Project?
- Earlier today I encountered the following two sentences en passant in
another group as comment and reply:
>> Yes, Mandrake was a nice distribution, SuSE as well. However, IViewing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedesktop.org we find:
>> was more interested in a distribution less "microsofted". I
>> cannot count on OpenSuSE and RedHat based nowdays.
> Yes, the Microsoft'izing is courtesy of freedesktop.org, which is
> essentially RedHat's propaganda platform, and which propagates its
> MS-like nonsense across desktop environments and distributions. :-/
" freedesktop.org (fd.o) is a project to work on interoperability
" and shared base technology for free software desktop environments
" for the X Window System (X11) on Linux and other Unix-like
" operating systems. It was founded by Havoc Pennington from Red
" Hat in March 2000.
" There are many development frameworks for X, and this is unlikely
" to change. The organisation seeks to ensure that differences in
" development frameworks are not user-visible.
" Widely-used open-source X desktop projects—such as GNOME, KDE,
" and Xfce—are collaborating with the freedesktop.org project. In
" 2006, the project released Portland 1.0 (xdg-utils), a set of
" common interfaces for desktop environments.
" freedesktop.org was formerly known as the X Desktop Group, and
" the acronym "XDG", remains common in their work.
" Hosted Projects:
" Wayland, a lightweight display server which intends to provide
" perfect GUI experiences (user can never see tearing, lag,
" redrawing and flicker) for the Linux desktop.
" Systemd is a comprehensive init framework to start and manage
" services and sessions meant to replace older init models.
" PulseAudio is a sound server frontend meant to provide software
" mixing, network audio, and per application volume control.
The hairs on the back of my neck are rising seeing the above. What
does PulseAudio have to do with a graphic display on one's monitor?
Poettering was the primary instigator of Systemd and PulseAudio. Is
he now planning to put his grubby hands on Linux graphics?
A whois on freedesktop.org reveals:
Created On 01-Nov-1999 15:33:47 UTC
Updated On 02-Sep-2009 11:20:50 UTC
Expiration 01-Nov-2014 15:33:47 UTC
Registrant freedesktop.org LLC
Registrant 7615 SW 59th Ave
Registrant Portland, OR 97219-1204
Registrant Phone: +1.503-245-6878
Homepage is http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/ and other pages are:
- On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:25:25 -0700
Thad Floryan <thad@...> wrote:
> Registrant freedesktop.org LLCAccording to the Oregon SoS, the registered agent for that LLC is Keith
Packard, at the same address as the domain registration (apparently a
residential address). If Poettering is involved, it isn't obvious through
the company registration.
- --- In email@example.com, Chris <chris@...> wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:25:25 -0700Hi Chris,
> Thad Floryan <thad@...> wrote:
> > Registrant freedesktop.org LLC
> According to the Oregon SoS, the registered agent for that LLC is
> Keith Packard, at the same address as the domain registration
> (apparently a residential address). If Poettering is involved, it
> isn't obvious through the company registration.
Checking with a state's "Secretary of State" was an excellent move and
one that I will now adopt for certain searches in the future.
Thank you VERY much for that tip!
The Poettering connection is due to PulseAudio, systemd, and other items
I was very surprised to see on the freedesktop.org website.
As we've read here before regarding missives on Fedora and Red Hat
forums, many suspect Poettering is a secret employee of Microsoft
which is only a little bit further North than Portland OR where the
freedesktop.org site is presumably location re: whois and your SoS