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A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 14, 2014 9:10 UTC (Mon) by hadrons123 (guest, #72126)
In reply to: A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation by Rehdon
Parent article: A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

@rehdon
The guys who need money/(deserve_credit) are MATE/Cinnamon for all the hardwork they do to satisfy the users. Clearly gnome foundation doesn't need users=random_guy_on_the_internet money.

After reading these comments of some of the Gnome-devs, I really should thank them for making me donate to MATE-destkop today.
http://mate-desktop.org/donate/


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A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 14, 2014 11:13 UTC (Mon) by sorokin (subscriber, #88478) [Link]

Same for me. After reading the post I donated to KDE.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 14, 2014 11:13 UTC (Mon) by daniels (subscriber, #16193) [Link]

It's good that you like MATE and Cinnamon and have donated to them: as ebassi said, they need your support as well. No-one has a problem with that. But jumping on every single story about GNOME to explain how you think it's rubbish is not only irrelevant but in very bad taste. If you don't like it, great, don't use it!

The constant 'GNOME 3 is objectively terrible and they deserve to fail' comments are even more offensive than the Slashdot commentariat's GNOME vs. KDE 'wars' from a while ago, and probably the worst feature of LWN over the past few months.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 14, 2014 11:29 UTC (Mon) by thumperward (guest, #34368) [Link]

The constant GNOME bickering looks like the most serene and enlightened debate in the world next to anything LWN has covered recently on the subject of women, or even worse the Brendan Eich situation.

In a way we've been spared in this case because the majority of LWN's worst commenters (which is about 90% of the regulars) didn't bother clicking through to the actual article to find that this is related to OPW and instead simply posted another bit of hate on GNOME 3. otherwise this would be officially the worst comments section in the history of the Internet.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 14, 2014 11:46 UTC (Mon) by ebassi (subscriber, #54855) [Link]

for finding the worst comments section just look no further than r/linux. if it's always 1950 in the LWN comments, it's always 1850 on reddit.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 14, 2014 11:49 UTC (Mon) by kigurai (subscriber, #85475) [Link]

500 comments of misogyny and counting... it's really sad.

Also: Hey ebassi, I just "adopted" you in the Adopt a hacker program ;)

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 14, 2014 16:38 UTC (Mon) by ebassi (subscriber, #54855) [Link]

many thanks for your donation, and expect a postcard in the near future then. :-)

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 16, 2014 6:35 UTC (Wed) by luya (subscriber, #50741) [Link]

Those comments make filtering much easier.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 16, 2014 23:03 UTC (Wed) by sramkrishna (guest, #72628) [Link]

Oh no. Slashdot is much much worse. I have marinated in both forums. I can change minds on /r/linux. Slashdot is a much harder nut to crack. Plus, my efforts have garnered many PMs of praise and support.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 15, 2014 10:41 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

It's not about 90% of the regulars. It's about fifteen people. Most of them rarely if ever comment on any subject other than gender equality; they seem to have a real bee in their bonnet about it.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 15, 2014 4:17 UTC (Tue) by andrewsomething (subscriber, #53527) [Link]

You do realize that neither MATE nor Cinnamon could exist without building on the work already done by GNOME, right?

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 15, 2014 8:20 UTC (Tue) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950) [Link]

IMO doesn't really matter. If MATE improves, good for them. Same for Cinnamon and any other software project. The most that could happen if MATE/Cinnamon/XFCE becomes really successful is that they'll be able to take over (or bigger role) in what GNOME has been doing. In the end, more free software.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 14, 2014 18:14 UTC (Mon) by darkshram (guest, #58643) [Link]

I agree with you. After reading your comment, I made a donation to MATE Desktop.

A few years back I would have donated to GNOME Foundation without hesitation. GNOME3 never filled our needs. Working with GNOME3 was a uncomfortable experience for my users (mostly programmers and sysadmins), that's why every machine in my (small) company now uses MATE Desktop.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 16, 2014 23:06 UTC (Wed) by sramkrishna (guest, #72628) [Link]

A donation to Mate is a donation to GNOME! :-) After all, once they move to GTK3, they will completely be on our platform and they too have their own plans on where they are going. I'm working on reaching out to them so that they can help out on the lower parts of our platform. They depend on GNOME technologies like a number of other projects.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 15, 2014 12:53 UTC (Tue) by paulj (subscriber, #341) [Link]

Very good point. I'll donate to them too this evening.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 15, 2014 14:20 UTC (Tue) by Rehdon (guest, #45440) [Link]

I donated to Linux Mint, and after a couple of days Cinnamon 2.2 is out, voilĂ ! I know that correlation doesn't imply causation, but still ... ;)

Rehdon


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