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[4]: Well
by BluenoseJake on Sun 29th Jul 2012 03:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Well"
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Uh, no, not really. XFCE is developed by a group of volunteers, who seem to want to build a pretty good desktop environment. Android is developed by Google, who want to know everything there possibly is to know about you so they can make money for their shareholders by selling ads.

I'll take the volunteers over the corporate overlords any day of the week.

Oh, and while I write some code for work now and then, to think that me, or most of the people who use Android could possibly fork the code and manage a distribution with all the data mining cleaned out, well, that's just absurd.

I'd even take MS over Google when it comes to desktop operating systems, at least MS is watched to closely to get away with anything. Everyone just trusts Google as they sit back and watch everything you do.

Edited 2012-07-29 03:50 UTC

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