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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RE: Well
by cdude on Fri 27th Jul 2012 22:37 UTC in reply to "Well"
cdude
Member since:
2008-09-21

when it comes to Linux succeeding, it needs ONE GOOD face.


It did already succeed and has that face. Android. Just a matter of time till your have a desktop-optimized version running on your desktop too. More sooner then later.

Edited 2012-07-27 22:38 UTC

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RE[2]: Well
by Lobotomik on Sat 28th Jul 2012 09:48 in reply to "RE: Well"
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

Amen!

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RE[2]: Well
by BluenoseJake on Sat 28th Jul 2012 19:41 in reply to "RE: Well"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Then we don't win, Google does.

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RE[3]: Well
by cdude on Sun 29th Jul 2012 02:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Well"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

You can apply that logic also, for example, to XFCE when it wins the Linux Desktop race but you happen to be WindowManager fan.

Android is a Linux based opensource product. You can take it, change it, remove/add/edit code and redistribute when you are not happy about whatever.

Face it, Android is "us" and you have the freedom to make it "me" by e.g. forking. Do it if you like but not complain if you don't. If you rather like to work on a compitor then, by all means, do that but not complain "Android is not we" when your compitor does not gain similar marketshare since what you really mean is "Android is not my invention" what is a huge difference.

Edited 2012-07-29 03:05 UTC

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