Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Mar 2008 23:32 UTC, submitted by irbis
Gnome GNOME 2.22 isn't officially released yet, but here's a first look already. "Every six months, the GNOME team prepares a new and revolutionary release of the ever popular GNOME desktop environment. Today, we are proud to introduce you to the latest and greatest features of an 100% FREE and open source desktop. Whether you are on a Solaris machine or the latest Ubuntu distribution, GNOME is there and with every new release it makes your life... Simply Beautiful! Let's have a look at the new features of GNOME 2.22."
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theraven1982
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2007-06-17

Yes, this is going to be a rant.

What bothers me about all the rants about 'who invented what' is that it's open source. (i'm not saying that credit shouldn't be where credit is due, but as already said, the developers of Cheez credit PhotoBooth already). I mean, isn't the idea of open source sharing? Some other guy in this thread complained about an idea for a wallpaper being stolen from KDE. Hold the presses! Copyright infringement! Patents are ignored! The world on fire! It's a f--king wallpaper! KDE and Gnome are both open source, which is about sharing...

Apple uses large portions of BSD code; is anyone complaining? I'd see it as a compliment. Let me ask you this: If the BSD code was crap, would Apple have used the code? Would they have credited BSD? Probably not. They mention the BSD code on their site because BSD has a name in server-OSs.

If people only would make so much fuss about the things that are really important in life. Then we would have a much better world.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Apple uses large portions of BSD code; is anyone complaining? I'd see it as a compliment. Let me ask you this: If the BSD code was crap, would Apple have used the code? Would they have credited BSD? Probably not. They mention the BSD code on their site because BSD has a name in server-OSs.

The difference is: it's a company doing that. When F/OSS projects copy good ideas from others it's of course SO much different thing giving people all the right to bash such projects. Which IMHO I find utterly stupid.. Microsoft copies good ideas all the time from other projects/OSes, Apple does the same, and heck, I am not complaining. All the better for everyone if they incorporate any good features, just as long as they do the job well. A poorly done copying of good features on the other hand will usually generate negative press even towards the good implementation.

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