Posted Dec 22, 2011 11:17 UTC (Thu) by sebas (subscriber, #51660)
Parent article: Quotes of the week
Lennart seems to assume that Free software projects should compete with each other, also on non-technical grounds and in the political arena. That's sad to hear, and I think not a good thing for Free software overall. It does explain difficulties in collaboration on Free desktop issues.
Of course Lennart speaks for himself here, but if this was a more wide-spread opinion, it would explain the miserable situation and lack of progress on shared, freedesktop technologies. That's just sad for those who want to use or advance Free software, and not just play political games.
I personally think that Free software is better served by projects collaborating with each other, as we share the same goals. I also know a lot of people in the GNOME camp who think the same way, so luckily it's not a universal meme (but unfortunately it is not only Lennart who think this narrow-minded and have no problem spreading it). :-(