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[7]: Meh
by rr7.num7 on Sat 21st May 2011 05:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Meh"
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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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