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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RE: They took a BLIND leap of faith
by MollyC on Sat 28th Jul 2012 06:56 UTC in reply to "They took a BLIND leap of faith"
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"User tests"?
OSS isn't about "user tests", it's about devs making things that please themselves.

To borrow a phrase, open source software is "of developers, by developers, and FOR developers." If users just happen to like the results, then that's merely a pleasant happenstance.

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