Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 01:41 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "A senior OpenBSD developer has complained on a mailing list that upstream vendors of free and open source software are adding in changes without any thought of whether downstream users could adapt to the change. Marc Espie said this would hurt smaller players by not allowing them to keep up with the changes. Basically what is happening is that numerous changes are being made to Linux and smaller projects like OpenBSD cannot keep up with the changes. And, according to Espie, not all these changes are strictly necessary."
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RE[2]: wait, what?
by kwan_e on Fri 11th Jan 2013 03:55 UTC in reply to "RE: wait, what?"
kwan_e
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Funny thing is, I can remember a time when there was no shortage of Linux users and devs complaining about how Windows apps and code was not portable to Linux. "Portability is important yadda yadda yadda".
I guess Linux success changed all that, somehow.


Only the users who wanted to port Windows programs to Linux. Not the ones who preferred to write something for Linux specifically.

And with libraries like Qt and GTK working on Windows, that problem is also being solved. Yes, success did change all that, but that's because the Linux derivatives went with the pragmatic option.

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