Musings and Open Questions
Posted Aug 29, 2012 17:32 UTC (Wed) by louie
In reply to: Musings and Open Questions
Parent article: OpenIndiana lead Alasdair Lumsden resigns
Our hearts should always long for exploration.
That's completely right. The question for OpenSolaris, of course, is and always has been - what are you exploring? GNOME 3, for better or for worse, is exploring some very different ideas about what a shell looks like and does. OpenSolaris appeared to be exploring fairly well trod areas - open-licensed operating systems - with no good explanation of what new ground they were going to cover (other than dtrace and ZFS). If they'd been able to explain their vision - or, in your terms, explain what new ground they were exploring - they would probably have attracted people who were interested in joining them in that exploration. But they never were able to do that, as far as I could tell.
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