paper on something called the Hub. Ximian read this paper in private and went into a panic because it seemed to them that (1) Red Hat was continuing GNOME development despite having promised to leave it to Ximian, and (2) Red Hat was challenging Bonobo and CORBA as being too heavy weight for GNOME and was presenting Hub as a lightweight alternative.
All hell broke loose when Ximian tried to sneak bonobo-config into CVS and ensure Bonobo's future survival. This was essentially a fight for whose technology would go into GNOME.
Here are the links you should read,
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-2-0-list/2001 -June/msg00306.htmlhttp://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-2-0-list/2001 -June/msg00309.htmlhttp://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-2-0-list/2001 -June/msg00311.html."