Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Feb 2007 18:59 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Some bad blood between Linus Torvalds and GNOME developers is flaring up again. Previously, Torvalds has said that Linux users should switch to KDE instead of GNOME because of the GNOME team's 'users are idiots' mentality. Now he has 'put his money where his mouth is' by submitting patches to GNOME in order to have it behave as he likes. This week, on the Linux Foundation's (formerly OSDL) Desktop Architects mailing list, the two sides are going mano a mano." Can I interest you in a pair of these and these?
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RE[4]: Linus != Usabilty Expert
by gmlongo on Mon 19th Feb 2007 17:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Linus != Usabilty Expert"
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Settle down Snifflez. Stop with the crying. God forbid somebody criticize your idol Linus. We all know that he can never do anything wrong, so any criticism must be unwarranted.

Why are you ignoring my doctor analogy? The analogy is completely valid and your immature attacks on my mental abilities are really just exposing your own shortcomings. You do not need to be a UI expert in order to know if somebody has sufficient background/training to be one. Thinking otherwise is just ridiculous. Being a kernel engineer, does not count. Not to mention that he is a kernel engineer on a system that is notoriously known for it's complexity as a desktop system.

I never said that Linus's patch didn't warrant consideration. I just said that it needed to be reviewed and determined if it benefited the system as a whole. If the GNOME team determines that they do not wish to include it, then that is there choice. Linus is a representative of the Linux community and by mocking the GNOME team, he is not only being unprofessional, but extremely petty.

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