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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RE[3]: Copyright Assignment
by smitty on Fri 11th Mar 2011 03:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Copyright Assignment"
smitty
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so... basically... they are doomed because they didn't accept the spec implementation based on licensing they couldn't agree with? or are they doomed because they didn't put work into creating spec implementation which they don't need?

ffs, isn't FOSS exactly about having choice? in your words, they haven't got one. wtf is wrong with the fact you deny developer right to his choice?

if you haven't noticed, g-s was delayed few times now, meaning they have no time to work on spare work they don't really need in order to put g-s out. some features even got cut out for 3.2. and still you demand work not needed to be done. hey, i also have some lawn that needs mowing. so, any gnome developer reading this, after you finish that spec implementation, contact me for further instructions


This has nothing to do with accepting someone else's code or not liking the license. It's about working with a cross-desktop spec. They would have been free to implement it however they wanted.

And yes, every project should be free to ignore whatever specs they don't like. The point is not that ignoring the appindicators is terrible, but that Gnome is doing the same thing to practically everything that is proposed on fd.o. Essentially, the whole point behind fd.o is dead, because one side is ignoring it. Appindicators is just 1 hot topic that demonstrates this - the rule rather than the exception.

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