Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 18:25 UTC
Debian and its clones Well, this is interesting. We already have a Mono item ruffling some feathers on OSNews today, but here we have the apparent news that Tomboy has become a default part of GNOME on Squeeze, the next release of Debian. Wait, what now? Update: I've updated the article with Fedora's position in all this. Read on! Update II: Josselin Mouette replies.
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RE[3]: A user's perspective
by strcpy on Mon 15th Jun 2009 09:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A user's perspective"
strcpy
Member since:
2009-05-20

Luckily, at this stage of the FOSS and OSS development community, there is no single entity that can control the field, neither politically nor technically.

I am happy to see the relative decline of the political side of the movement and organizations that push their political agendas to the technical development community, who most of the time couldn't care less about ideology.

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Buffalo Soldier Member since:
2005-07-06

Without the philosophical and political movement, would we have the freedom to start all this at the first place?

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RE[5]: A user's perspective
by strcpy on Mon 15th Jun 2009 23:50 in reply to "RE[4]: A user's perspective"
strcpy Member since:
2009-05-20

Yes.

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RE[5]: A user's perspective
by Richard Dale on Tue 16th Jun 2009 09:36 in reply to "RE[4]: A user's perspective"
Richard Dale Member since:
2005-07-22

Without the philosophical and political movement, would we have the freedom to start all this at the first place?


Umm, you're suggesting the Richard Stallman wasn't a programmer when he started the Free Software GNU project? And that the Free Software movement, given its name, isn't mainly about writing software based on the four kinds of freedom outlined in the Free Software definition?

Richard Stallman had practical problems to solve, caused by not having access to the source code of a printer driver or a Lisp development system for instance, and decided it was a major problem in general. He didn't get philosophical first.

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