Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Dec 2009 00:13 UTC
Gnome In the item we ran yesterday about GNOME and the GNU Project, one aspect got snowed under a little bit. It turns out a claim made in the iTWire article about the role a blog post by Miguel De Icaza was false, and even though the claim wasn't ours, I did repeat it, and therefore, should correct it too. I also need to offer apologies for not framing the opening of the article clear enough - had I framed it better, a lot of pointless discussion and name-calling could've been avoided.
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RE[2]: Be very careful
by ansidotsys on Wed 16th Dec 2009 09:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Be very careful"
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I'm not a journalist, I'm a blogger. On top of that, if "having a clue about journalism" means standing by claims even though you personally believe them to be nonsense, the I'd rather NOT have a clue about journalism.

Yeah, it's convenient to switch on the blogger switch when things get nasty isn't it. Again, from your so called "Clean Slate".

"OSNews is not Thom's blog

With just me doing the longer items, OSNews was moving dangerously close to just me spouting opinions, which is of course not desirable. That's why from the moment I started doing the longer items, I started a very strong push towards getting more dedicated editors on board, with opinions that differ from my own, so that they can bring balance to the site as a whole."

That sounds to me like you are trying to become editor of a few writers. Hell, you don't even call yourself a blogger on your Profile page:

"Title: Managing editor"

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RE[3]: Be very careful
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 16th Dec 2009 09:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Be very careful"
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Yeah, it's convenient to switch on the blogger switch when things get nasty isn't it.

Point me to ONE instance where I claim to be a journalist. ONE.

"Title: Managing editor"

Yup. Editor OF A BLOG.

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RE[4]: Be very careful
by koki on Wed 16th Dec 2009 15:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Be very careful"
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Yup. Editor OF A BLOG.

Thom, this is really weak for you... ;)

This is OSNews, a news site, not a blog. If all you wanted was to blog, your stories should not appear on the front page of OSNews, but under the OSNews Staff Blog.

IMO, OSNews has been gradually straying from its stated goal of informing its "readers with the latest news on a vast range of operating systems and computing environments, from the well-known mainstream OSes, down to small (but also very interesting technically) hobby or embedded ones". It used to be more original and about the technology per se; now if has become more of a place for soap opera-ish posts or a rehash of already existing information, both of which are of questionable journalistic value IHMO. I miss the old days...

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