Comment 45 for bug 1119420

It seems, like we(as Ubuntu Users) whould all be aware that we're just victims of a bigger standards war...

I searched a bit, as I was wondering if the whole problem is really that there is actually a new Standard everybody should adopt and Ubuntu just forcing this by stopping to support the old one, which is not a totally bad idea.
But ten it turns out that there is a whole big story of standard wars between multiple parties like GNOME, KDE, Freedesktop, Canonical, Ubuntu...

http://bethesignal.org/blog/2011/03/12/the-libappindicator-story/

http://psankar.blogspot.de/2011/03/gnome-vs-canonical-freedesktoporg.html