Looking a Novell gift horse in the mouth
Posted Feb 8, 2006 21:15 UTC (Wed) by cventers
In reply to: Looking a Novell gift horse in the mouth
Parent article: Looking a Novell gift horse in the mouth
Yeah, but I think that it's the GNOME guys' attitudes (not their
underlying concern) that is at fault.
Huge code drops are bad.
Waugh's comment about "killing the community" makes it sound a lot like
he feels an inherent obligation to swallow anything anyone tries to feed
him. If it were the kernel, they wouldn't be saying "you're killing the
community," rather, the author(s) would be potentially chastised after
which their product would be subjected to a slow and careful review
(speed actually dependant somewhat on how much interest there is in
So I think that there is a problem when development of a critical
component of open source like Xgl goes behind closed doors for a while.
But I don't think Waugh's comment was at all justified.
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