"Indeed, we enthusiastically buy their hardware and port our systems to it."
Posted Sep 10, 2012 11:09 UTC (Mon) by rdale
In reply to: "Indeed, we enthusiastically buy their hardware and port our systems to it."
Parent article: Look and feel lawsuits, the second time around
I grant you that the gnome developers are out of touch with reality and would do better to concede the game and fold. But they don't represent the entirety of the people working on the Linux desktop.
I agree with all Boudewijn has been saying on this thread up to this point, but I feel this sentence about the Gnome project is uncalled for.
If Gnome folds it won't make XFCE or KDE more successful; instead it we make us all weaker. Those Gnome developers who have nothing to do after Gnome folds, won't suddenly join the KDE project. KDE won't suddenly have more users and contributors because Gnome has folded.
I would say the Gnome project has a higher proportion of 'design guys' than KDE, although KDE's Nuno and others do a great job. I wish we could share design innovations together for desktop and touch devices without be banned from doing so by big company bullies like Apple.
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