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: Interesting.
by kragil on Thu 19th May 2011 20:26 UTC in reply to "Interesting."
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Yes it is, and people who complain about this are too.

If the BSDs and Solaris would have a lot of upstream developers it wouldn't even come up, but guess what, they don't.

FOSS is a do-ocracy. If nobody does the porting/upstream work smaller projects will fail. That's evolution, baby.

Xorg already did this, and my guess is that Gnome will be next in line. Wayland will be the next dependancy in 2012 or 2013.

Sucks if you like other Unixes besides Linux, but my guess is that most of the people who run something like OpenBSD probably hate the Gnome-Shell anyways.

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