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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Mystilleef
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2005-06-29

Juvenile journalism, that's what osnews has become. Only at osnews does an editor attack its readership. It shows the magnitude of your maturity and professionalism and respect for your audience Thom. I remember when osnews used to be populated by constructive debates (Eugenia's time). That's why I hardly contribute anymore.

I think all parties share a blame in this issue. They're all playing politics.

Ubuntu can't spend years developing projects in private, code dump it on GNOME, demand they retain copyright assignments and expect GNOME to agree to all that. It just doesn't work that way. Yes, Ubuntu doesn't get any special privileges. And they need to stop all these __private__ messages. Leave everything in the public (mailing list, bugzilla, forums, etc) where everyone can see it.

KDE can't let their egos come into play when GNOME developers provide constructive criticisms. If GNOME rejects something, ask what can be done to achieve the goal of desktop interoperability. Same goes for GNOME.

GNOME needs to understand that community development is a give and take process. Sometimes you have to compromise to keep the peace. It can't be GNOME's way or the highway. They'll alienate the community. GNOME needs to work on a process that make contributing to GNOME easy and __communicate__ better with its community. The perception that GNOME is an elitist community needs to be addressed by GNOME.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yeah yeah and if the article had chosen KDE's side you wouldn't have said a thing.

You just don't like it that I'm not siding with GNOME in my article - which is my prerogative. It's fine if you dislike that, but don't try to wrap it in a hoity-toity shroud of "journalistic standards blah blah". We're a blog, and we've never pretended otherwise. Don't try to make us into something we don't pretend to be just to claim some moral high ground.

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HappyGod Member since:
2005-10-19

You're not called OSBlog.

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Mystilleef Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't mind your opinions. However, I don't come here to read your opinions. I'd subscribe to your blog or tweets if I was interested in your opinions. I come here for news. Is it too much to expect news to be balanced and objective?

Skewing the news to fit your opinions is unprofessional and tarnishes your credibility as a news outlet. Provide the evidence and facts and let your audience judge for themselves.

I'm not saying you shouldn't give an editorial opinion, but make it known via a disclaimer that you're making one.

I don't get a commission for who you side with. So I don't really care whose side you're on.

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