Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th May 2011 18:59 UTC, submitted by fran
Gnome Something's - once again - brewing within the GNOME project. While a mere suggestion for now, and by no means any form of official policy, influential voices within the GNOME project are arguing that GNOME should become a full-fledged Linux-based operating system, and that the desktop environment should drop support for other operating systems such as Solaris and the BSDs. I have a feeling this isn't going to go down well with many of our readers.
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RE: Sad but inevitable
by WorknMan on Thu 19th May 2011 19:42 UTC in reply to "Sad but inevitable"
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This is just that: sad.

The simple fact that someone thought of making Gnome a Linux-only thing is a failure. What about the whole freedom/open/whatnot righteous ideas that are supposed to be part of the FOSS movement? In my mind, the movement acknowledges niche players and tries to embrace them.

Well, as the article states, Gnome is a free project and anybody is welcome to port/fork it, so why don't you stop bitching and start coding?

See, that's the thing about open source... all this 'free love' and 'free choice' shit is all fine and good, but then somebody actually has to sit down and do the work, and that's where it falls apart sometimes. And when you have all these different variants of something that exist because people can't agree to do things in a uniform manner, don't act too surprised if somebody says 'enough is enough', and drops support for your personal flavor of choice.

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