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[6]: jumping the gun?
by ralph on Thu 8th Mar 2007 14:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: jumping the gun?"
ralph
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2005-07-10

The thing is, Aaron, I'm not part of KDE

And nobody claimed you were. You are however, as Aaron rightly states, part of the process, as in your actions do have consequences. Now this is a simple fact and this leaves you with having to make responsible judgements. That you seem so shocked by this suggestion is deeply disturbing, to say the least.

Now, according to your logic, we should have never reported on the previously mentioned (by MS employees or representatives) release dates.

I hope you don't mind me being so frank, but this is really silly. Equating covering public anouncements by MS employees with covering an internal discussion of an open source project is a stretch, to put it mildly.

It is the job of the journalist to *find* news, whether the involved parties like it or not.

And it's also the job of the journalist to make a judgement on what to do with the information he has. Release it or not release, if so, how and when.

Really Tom, that's journalism 101. I can't believe how you react to someone merely suggesting that you carry a responsibility as a journalist.

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