Linked by David Adams on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 16:11 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
KDE "After the recent release KDE 4.1 beta 2 and openSUSE 11 with KDE 4.0.4, some critics have been especially vocal in expressing their displeasure with the KDE 4 user interface paradigms. The debate has grown increasingly caustic as critics and supporters engage in a war of words over the technology. The controversy has escalated to the point where some users are now advocating a fork in order to move forward the old KDE 3.5 UI paradigms. As an observer who has closely studied each new release of KDE 4, I'm convinced that the fork rhetoric is an absurdly unproductive direction for this debate."
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What's the problem with a fork?
by Crono on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 16:47 UTC
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Hello, this is OSS. You are free to do with it whatever you want to (exceptions in the GPL, blah, we know).

Even if some/most people think that a fork is unneeded, there are obviously some who want one. So, for crying out loud, let them just do it. What's the problem with it? Doing it the way YOU want is one of the most important things about OSS.

Or is it that some users are just whining (aka BAWWW) and demanding things from the developers? In that case, this is just silly.

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