Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Mar 2011 12:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y If you were, you know, living your lives, you've probably missed it, but old fires are burning brightly once again: there's somewhat of a falling-out going on between KDE and GNOME, with Canonical siding squarely with... KDE. The issue seems to revolve around GNOME's lack of collaboration, as explained by KDE's Aaron Seigo.
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Eh???
by FealDorf on Thu 10th Mar 2011 17:14 UTC
FealDorf
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2008-01-07

Wasn't Miguel De Icaza's rationale for using Mono in GNOME that pragmatism in open-source world is needed? [I don't think he *actually* said that, but that's the message I get]

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RE: Eh???
by Delgarde on Fri 11th Mar 2011 00:49 in reply to "Eh???"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Wasn't Miguel De Icaza's rationale for using Mono in GNOME that pragmatism in open-source world is needed? [I don't think he *actually* said that, but that's the message I get]


Very much his attitude, yes. People constantly bash him as "pro Microsoft", but in practice his attitude is simply that MS have produced some good ideas that shouldn't be ignored just because of where they came from.

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RE[2]: Eh???
by segedunum on Fri 11th Mar 2011 23:24 in reply to "RE: Eh???"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

The problem is that if you point out some obvious problems with that (Microsoft don't like you using their inventions for nothing) and you don't like his approach you either get silence from him, hoping you'll go away, and then you get a deluge of nonsense if you don't.

The OOXML promotion nonsense was another classic, popcorn eating event.

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