Jono Bacon

February 7 2006

A few days ago I bounced on a link to some GNOME mock-ups from December [ ], and was really inspired by the direction the mock-ups head in. I noticed that the mock-ups seemed to be largely driven by Novell, with bits of branding throughout. Anyway, I then saw the Novell Linux Desktop 10 videos [ ] demoed by Nat, and something clicked.

The interface in the mock-ups looks very similar to the interface in the videos. As an example, this mock-up:

Looks rather similar to this bit of the video:


So, this begs the question - have Novell re-developed chunks of GNOME, and will all this be contributed back to the community? Maybe this could be the shunt that Project Topaz [ ] needs to move forward.


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