Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th May 2011 18:59 UTC, submitted by fran
Gnome Something's - once again - brewing within the GNOME project. While a mere suggestion for now, and by no means any form of official policy, influential voices within the GNOME project are arguing that GNOME should become a full-fledged Linux-based operating system, and that the desktop environment should drop support for other operating systems such as Solaris and the BSDs. I have a feeling this isn't going to go down well with many of our readers.
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RE: Considering...
by orestes on Thu 19th May 2011 22:26 UTC in reply to "Considering..."
orestes
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2005-07-06

Sun's dead in case you've not noticed, and Oracle has done a fine enough job of spitting into the face of whatever community existed already.

Edited 2011-05-19 22:29 UTC

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RE[2]: Considering...
by twitterfire on Fri 20th May 2011 20:38 in reply to "RE: Considering..."
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Sun's dead in case you've not noticed, and Oracle has done a fine enough job of spitting into the face of whatever community existed already.


By community you mean the guys who took Solaris and ran it for free? Like in free beer? They still can get their free beer from Oracle, they just can't decide anymore what ingredients the free beer contains.

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RE[3]: Considering...
by orestes on Sat 21st May 2011 21:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Considering..."
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

I mean anyone outside Oracle in the Open Source world who might've given a damn about making their codebase more friendly to the platform in general.

Edited 2011-05-21 21:19 UTC

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