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: Web apps
by cdude on Fri 27th Jul 2012 22:55 UTC in reply to "Web apps"
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There was a similar public setback for KDE recently

Not even close to. Developers come and go. The fluctuation rate is rather high in FLOSS project. As long as number of developers leaving and joining keeps in balance or even grows everything is fine. Dolphin was started by one guy who left now after years of years. But in the time Dolphin got a bunch of new active developers which continue. Some only joined recently. That is grow not decline.

It is actually a very health signal when the inventor, the initiator of a project leaves and the project continues cause other developers can and do take over.

Edited 2012-07-27 23:01 UTC

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