Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
Posted Feb 7, 2006 8:57 UTC (Tue) by grouch
In reply to: Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
Parent article: Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
Naturally, all of those contributed lines were within the rigid constraints and directed toward the goals you proposed above weren't they? Surely you didn't contribute to the chaos of variety.
You scratch your itch and I'll scratch mine and if they happen to coincide with the itches of other people, that's wonderful. Combine those efforts with the multitude of projects which are funded and directed, and you get the current multiverse of software solutions.
This is not a bad thing. It does not need correcting. It does not need artificial, dictated throttling to conform to some person or committee's idea of what software should accomplish.
There are a great many GPL text editors because people wanted to create a great many; each originator and maintainer felt a need that was not previously satisfied. There are not so many GPL operating system kernels because not so many felt a need to start one or advance one.
Your vision of limitation inherent in your "we should" rant does not match mine. Apparently, it doesn't match many others, either. Perhaps, someday, in each of the areas you want limited, a single solution will evolve that satisfies most needs. Chaotic variety will reign until that time.
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