Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 18:25 UTC
Debian and its clones Well, this is interesting. We already have a Mono item ruffling some feathers on OSNews today, but here we have the apparent news that Tomboy has become a default part of GNOME on Squeeze, the next release of Debian. Wait, what now? Update: I've updated the article with Fedora's position in all this. Read on! Update II: Josselin Mouette replies.
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RE[2]: A user's perspective
by Richard Dale on Mon 15th Jun 2009 09:51 UTC in reply to "RE: A user's perspective"
Richard Dale
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I don't know, but if I were one of the authors I would be pissed if someone excluded me from the community and called my hard, GPL'd work 'proprietary' on a whim.


Well said, I agree entirely. And I would be especially and seriously pissed off, if the guys attempting to redefine what is Free Software and what tools developers should use weren't even developers themselves. It's a bit like some people who are illiterate telling authors what sort of books they should be writing. Outrageous, and not any more acceptable just because a large and vocal minority behave like that.

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