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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Pretty small thoughts
by acobar on Thu 19th May 2011 20:33 UTC
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* do/did users of other OS report errors?

* do/did developers of other OS contribute with code?

* did they get any inspiration of ideas from projects on the other side?

If any of the above questions got a "yes", it means someone is showing disrespect to honorable ethical values.

I am not putting the fault on gnome or any important/huge community project, for what matters, but I have seen this same pattern been outlined by people that want to rush things out instead of take the needed time to properly understand and tackle specific system deficiencies so that a proper solution can be constructed and the "lets go rewrite everything" syndrome be avoided.

What is so hard about the old isolation/encapsulation mantra? Seems like some people do not know, or want, to work on a bigger community.

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