Posted Nov 25, 2012 20:48 UTC (Sun) by brianomahoney (subscriber, #6206)
Parent article: GNU Guix launches
There are a number of FOSS where developers are forming competing products to do the same thing, some bring great benefit to the community, eg Android, Open v Libre Office, gcc v llvm ... but some bring very little, the neverending graphical churn in Gnome but also KDE both of which are now poorly documented and in which bugs take a long time to squash, if they ar note declared features.
With Smart Phones and BYOD things are moving quickly beyond the Desktop, and in the new space Microsoft has no essential competative advantage and little chance to lock in the mobile space BUT some pieces are obviously missing in the Free Userspace stack, and it would be helpful if the community considered what needs to be done. Certainly we need Outlook/Exchange in transition.