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[5]: Meh
by rr7.num7 on Fri 20th May 2011 19:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Meh"
rr7.num7
Member since:
2010-04-30

To paraphrase: Why should proprietary vendors be held back by the shortcomings of Linux?


They don't have to. Just make them open source (as GNOME is) and Linux developers will happily take care of the rest from there, thank you very much.

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RE[6]: Meh
by Soulbender on Fri 20th May 2011 19:37 in reply to "RE[5]: Meh"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

To not make their applications open source or not is their decision, to support or not support Linux is their decision.
Maybe it's just me but I have no issue with not all software in the world being open source.

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RE[7]: Meh
by Damnshock on Fri 20th May 2011 22:20 in reply to "RE[6]: Meh"
Damnshock Member since:
2006-09-15

To not make their applications open source or not is their decision, to support or not support Linux is their decision.


Dude, you contradict yourself. Let gnome guys do whatever they want and stop trolling please

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RE[7]: Meh
by rr7.num7 on Sat 21st May 2011 05:55 in reply to "RE[6]: Meh"
rr7.num7 Member since:
2010-04-30

I have no issue either, and I use closed source software myself. My point is that you are comparing different things.

The comment that started this discussion, I think, is the one that said something like this:

Gnome is a free project and anybody is welcome to port/fork it, so why don't you stop bitching and start coding?


With applications like Photoshop, Linux "whiners" don't have that possibility. And I agree, it is Adobe's decision, but the point is, IF Adobe open sourced it, I really doubt Linux developers would keep complaining instead of coding. If they did, then (and only then) you could talk about double standards.

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RE[7]: Meh
by Valhalla on Sat 21st May 2011 08:14 in reply to "RE[6]: Meh"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

To not make their applications open source or not is their decision, to support or not support Linux is their decision.
Maybe it's just me but I have no issue with not all software in the world being open source.

But you certainly have an issue with Gnome choosing to focus solely on Linux...

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