Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Nov 2009 13:20 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Gnome As most of you will know, the GNOME team is hard at work on GNOME 3.0, the first major overhaul of the platform since 2002. The release of GNOME 3.0 was originally planned for March 2010, but it has now been pushed back for six months to September 2010.
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Thought Experiment
by telns on Wed 11th Nov 2009 23:11 UTC
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2009-06-18

Let's propose that the text were rewritten as:

"As most of you will know, the Microsoft team is hard at work on Longhorn, the first major overhaul of the platform since 2002. The release of Longhorn was originally planned for March 2010, but it has now been pushed back for six months to September 2010.

"The reason is rather clear: the Microsoft team wants to ensure the quality of the release is up to snuff."

Now imagine the comments... I think they might not be so accommodating.

I'm almost certain that GNOME is making the right call; but I also think it is being held to a much looser standard than some of its non-OSS competitors (to the extent that Windows, as a complete OS, can be said to compete with a DE).

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