"But as long as the freedesktop.org people basically say ‘We’re setting the standards. We’re not terribly interested in what you’re doing, but you’re welcome to come and help us.’, then I’m not much inclined to accept their invitation." - Boudewijn Rempt
Fortunately, this is not the invitation. The invitation is more like this:
the Open Source desktop world needs to limit the unnecessary chaos on our platform. this means setting standards and agreeing on common technologies. we can't wait for those who aren't interested in doing this, and we can't force people to change their mind and start devoting resources towards this worthy goal. so we have decided where this work will be done (Freedesktop.org) and the shape of that place is determined by those who show up. all are invited; those who accept that invitation will have the most say in the decision making process.
just like KDE itself. all are invited, those who show up define KDE.
we happen to have some of the top talent in the Open Source world working in and around KDE, and they are cool people as well. let's tap our strengths and make Freedesktop.org reflect our needs.