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[2]: Sad but inevitable
by r_a_trip on Fri 20th May 2011 09:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Sad but inevitable"
r_a_trip
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On a sidenote, I never could understand regular users revolting when their demands (ridiculous in itself) don't get attended to.

Well, end users are the weakest group decision wise with any technology, so demands is just a tad exaggerated. Let's call them strongly vocalized wishes.

The only power an end user has with any technology is choosing to use it or not. Whenever there are rumblings around considerable changes, it is the current userbase making clear that the current course of the technology is a strong reason to consider dropping it. It is up to the project to decide if they want to hang on to the current userbase or not.

So revolting is also a severe exaggeration. The "worst" an end user can do is abandon a technology if it doesn't suit the needs anymore. It's not like end users have forcefully removed project leaders if they didn't like their decisions.

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