Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 21:04 UTC, submitted by suka
Gnome In a recent interview with the Austrian newssite, GNOME designer Jon McCann talks about GNOME OS, the consequences of Canonical leaving GNOME behind, the purported removal of features and the future role of Linux distributions. "I think there was a time when GNOME had kind of a crisis, we didn't know where we wanted to go, we were lacking goals and vision - that was the end of the GNOME2 cycle. So we pulled together and formed a vision where we want to go - and actually did something about it. And now we have been marching on that plan for quite some time."
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I really do not feel like any project I do not contribute time or money to should explain anything to me. If some guys have some good/bad/crazy idea and commit resources to see it done then it's fine by me.

As a developer of a FOSS project I try to always explain why I focus on certain bugs, or skip some feature suggestions, or what vision I have for the near future.

Users may not contribute time or money but I sure do love them a whole lot. They make it so much more fun to continue with the project and their feedback (good or bad) always make me smile. It shows me that someone out there is taking an interest in what I do and what I create.

I sure don't need to explain myself to my users, but the they are my most valuable asset. I sure want them to know that I always listen to their input.


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