Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2008 20:47 UTC
KDE KDE's Aaron Seigo (who owes me a Martini) wrote about a few often-heard misconceptions and questions regarding KDE 4.0, which is supposed to be released January 11th. "Now that 4.0.0 is tagged and out and that bit of worry and concern is behind me for the moment, I wanted to take a moment to talk really bluntly about 4.0. In particular, I'm going to address some of the common memes in fairly random order that I see about kde 3.5 and 4.0. I'm going to speak bluntly (though not rudely) so prepare yourself."
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by elsewhere on Sat 5th Jan 2008 07:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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Create your own entity and proclaim yourself Chairman. BFD.

As they love to proclaim, they are a bunch of code heads that aren't a proprietary company.

KDE ev is a registered non-profit organization, supported financially by commercial organizations, including Novell and Intel. Aaron didn't proclaim himself chairman, he was appointed President by the board of directors and membership.

They are not a proprietary company, but proprietary companies still utilize their software, so they're doing something right, so what's your point again? Or was it just to show off that chip on your shoulder?

I've rarely met arrogant Mechanical Engineers proclaiming superiority over their peers, but in the field of Computer Science [my second degree] I see a bunch of hacks running around with an inkling of talent and one special project proclaiming to being Experts.

Give me professionals any damn day of the week and just produce quality work.

So basically you're implying superiority over the hacks running around with an inkling of talent.

That aside, instead of bitching, why don't you utilize that second degree of yours to help contribute? Or are you expecting to be spoonfed like everyone else?

It's unfortunate the GNUstep project hasn't advanced in user base/app base as GNOME/KDE. The developers in that project are extremely talented, seasoned and professional by comparison.

Maybe instead of lamenting GNUstep and the talented and seasoned developers behind it, you should consider instead why it hasn't advanced in user base/app as GNOME/KDE has, despite the talented, seasoned and professional developers. While you're doing that, the rest of the world will be busy moving on.

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