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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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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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

You're not called OSBlog.


Well, they're not called "AlwaysObjectiveNews" either.

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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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Thom_Holwerda 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?


OSNews has been this way for years, and only now, when the opinion is not to your liking, do you complain? That's typical.

There is no such thing as balanced news, and never did we state we aspire to it. You are just saying that because you want to discredit me, because you can't stand the fact that I'm not on your side. That's fine, but then be a man about it and just say so. This hoity-toity behaviour is silly and isn't fooling anyone.

Edited 2011-03-11 15:29 UTC

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