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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> OSS [...] is about devs making things that please themselves.
As a clear example, translations of OSS from English to French are done by people who already know English, they think about other users and do the translations.

Another clear example is that of many companies collaborating to develop Linux, even employing representatives to manage it so that is useful for all.

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