Dricot: A freasy future for GNOME

On his blog, GNOME's Lionel Dricot suggests that the project should pursue decentralized online services as its next big goal. "Today, freedom is not only about the code that runs on your computer. It is about all the online services you are connected to, all the servers that host your data." The concept Dricot outlines seems akin to adding ownCloud-like functionality to the existing GNOME stack. "Because we can offer a level of integration never seen before. With technologies such as Telepathy tubes, XMPP, DBus, developing an online application for GNOME would be as easy as writing a desktop application."