Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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Put in context
by jessesmith on Fri 27th Jul 2012 15:08 UTC
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While I do agree with the author that GNOME is becoming more and more just another Red Hat project (for better or worse) I think it's important to put his statements in context. Let's look at some of the other posts he's put up recently...

"Google is killing free software"

"Why Fedora is awesome: Fedora is awesome, because it not only breaks gdb and strace in the default install, it even advertises it as a feature. I wonder if this is enough as a proof that Fedora security people have no clue about security?"

"Why SELinux is not awesome"

"self-congratulating echo chamber: I won’t be attending GUADEC this year. I don’t feel like I would be productive in the current state of things."

The author is obviously just writing a series of troll mini-blogs to get people stirred up. People probably shouldn't take him seriously.

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