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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Comment by Mystilleef
by Mystilleef on Fri 20th May 2011 06:30 UTC
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It's a dangerous proposition.

What if a "Free" and better operating system emerges from the trenches 20 years from now. Something like a Free Plan 9 on steroids. Or, God forbid, something really bad happens and Linux goes proprietary.

GNOME is putting all its eggs in one basket. Free Software was _never_ just about technical merit.

Technically speaking, it is extremely scary, that systemd as an init system isn't POSIX complaint by default and only Linux enhanced optionally. While systemd is the most impressive init system I've encountered, this single fact worries me.

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