Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:32 UTC, submitted by twenex
KDE The KDE 4 release team started a discussion about a possible release schedule for KDE 4. Of course nothing is set yet but the topic is now hot and some interesting problems and point of views come up. In other but related news Oxygen hit the mirrors, or better, kdelibs.
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RE[3]: jumping the gun?
by aseigo on Thu 8th Mar 2007 06:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: jumping the gun?"
aseigo
Member since:
2005-07-06

> It would be irresponsible of you to say that a
> schedule is out and then start complaining when
> stuff is changed

erm, yes, except that's not what has happened.

> but you make it quite clear this is just a
> discussion about when it could be released.

indeed; not one that one that needed to be posted on a "news" site, however. it's a little like saying "well, you were discussing it on the sidewalk in front of your house, so i think it is fit to print." that's crappy journalism, and worse: it's irresponsible community behaviour.

hey, if you want the community to be insular and closed, by all means .. i don't, but you're not helping.

> they shouldn't have put this discussion on a public
> site

we didn't. it was on a mailing list. a subscriber decided to blog about it. would you also prefer that we had all these discussions behind closed doors? do you think that is seriously more healthy for the actually involved community? (versus the people who casually read sites such as osnews?)

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RE[4]: jumping the gun?
by smitty on Thu 8th Mar 2007 07:12 in reply to "RE[3]: jumping the gun?"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

Edited: OK, aseigo replied while I was writing this and I think I get it now. Leaving this for the record, though.

Perhaps an analogy would help:

You've released some project (let's say closed source) for free but are asking for donations. It's free for everyone, you say, and that's a very good thing.

Now someone comes along and uses it without donating, and you start ranting about how if someone doesn't donate it makes it difficult to stay free and you threaten to add a price to your project instead of relying on donations.

See the contradiction? You say it's free, but on the other hand you say that is threatened unless everyone pays money. At which point the program isn't really free, is it?

Or maybe I'm just not getting it.


Edited 2007-03-08 07:15

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