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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Personal belief
by canadianlinuxnerd on Mon 14th Dec 2009 17:44 UTC
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The following is my personal belief, firstly I have a great deal of respect for RMS, and anyone in either the the free software or the open source community should be in awe of RMS's accomplishments, as neither community would exist without his work. Personally I probably fall on the Free Software side. That said I also believe that one of the core values held in common by both communities is that of free expression, so I will defend to the death both Migel's right to drone on about proprietary software I will never use and RMS's right to bore me to tears with his explanation of why Migel should have to drone on somewhere else. Then like most sensible people I will choose to ignore them both, I only hope the Gnome Foundation will join me in doing so, as splitting from GNU would split the community and listening to RMS would leave Planet GNOME a poorer less interesting place.

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