Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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RE[2]: Duck and Cover
by darknexus on Mon 14th Mar 2011 22:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Duck and Cover"
darknexus
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"I've never got this distasteful attitude that seems to exist at the core of Gnome. It certainly doesn't happen everywhere in the project or many of its applications, but it does happen at the core of it.


Whatever it is, fear has been intensifying it. For all its flaws, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution on the desktop, and therefore, one of GNOME's biggest customers - certainly the most visible customer.

And they've lost this customer.
"

In order to be a customer, they'd have to be paying for something. Given the recent Banshee/amazon MP3 issue, I don't think Canonical are paying GNOME anything, somehow.

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