Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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Put in context
by jessesmith on Fri 27th Jul 2012 15:08 UTC
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

While I do agree with the author that GNOME is becoming more and more just another Red Hat project (for better or worse) I think it's important to put his statements in context. Let's look at some of the other posts he's put up recently...

"Google is killing free software"

"Why Fedora is awesome: Fedora is awesome, because it not only breaks gdb and strace in the default install, it even advertises it as a feature. I wonder if this is enough as a proof that Fedora security people have no clue about security?"

"Why SELinux is not awesome"

"self-congratulating echo chamber: I won’t be attending GUADEC this year. I don’t feel like I would be productive in the current state of things."


The author is obviously just writing a series of troll mini-blogs to get people stirred up. People probably shouldn't take him seriously.

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RE: Put in context
by cdude on Fri 27th Jul 2012 22:41 in reply to "Put in context"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Why not make arguments why he is wrong rather then throwing dirt at him? Please note that this article is not about the person but the arguments he raised and Thom underlines that even rather explicit in this news.

Edited 2012-07-27 22:43 UTC

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