Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Dec 2009 15:16 UTC, submitted by chully
Gnome Over the weekend, there has been a bit of a ruffling of the feathers over in the GNOME camp. It started with complaints received about the content on Planet GNOME, and ended with people proposing and organising a vote to split GNOME from the GNU Project.
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That's exactly the problem.

A great leader IS inconsistent. A good politician IS inconsistent. A great scientist IS inconsistent.

This makes no sense. You're just inventing your own definition of consistency, unless you think that contradiction == adaptation.

It's called learning, adapting, working under new and different circumstances. This is what RMS and the FSF should be doing: adapting to new circumstances, new realities. Dare to be inconsistent - a fear of inconsistency is a recipe for stagnation.

The FSF (and RMS) would not have achieved so much over the years if they had refused to "adapt". Your comment reflects your own personal negative opinions of them, and not the reality of what they do.

Basically what you're saying in the article is: "I use your software now, so you should give up the ideals (which I don't understand or share) that led you and others to create it in the first place, for my convenience".

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