I fail to see how that actually improves anything.
Those who do the work, chose the direction.
Posted Jun 1, 2014 2:53 UTC (Sun) by mcatanzaro (subscriber, #93033)
I don't think Emily's opinion is representative of the GNOME community's. Without contributions from Red Hat, GNOME would be stagnant. Most (not all!) of the recent rapid improvements in GNOME are from Red Hat employees.
I do wish other big companies had more skin in the game, as used to be the case.
Posted Jun 1, 2014 5:44 UTC (Sun) by luya (subscriber, #50741)
Posted Jun 1, 2014 4:24 UTC (Sun) by krakensden (subscriber, #72039)
It would help if the project's stance didn't often seem like "if you are a developer or a long time *nix user, we hate you and wish you'd go back to fvwm". Maybe more developers and long time *nix users would submit patches. They certainly seem to be showing up to contribute to projects that run on OS X.
Posted Jun 2, 2014 9:19 UTC (Mon) by k3ninho (subscriber, #50375)
I don't run GNOME because it lost features I wanted and the people in the community couldn't share their creation with people who were different to them. This is the problem that the GNOME community needs to solve, possibly related to corp involvement but as likely to be entirely distinct. I would advocate more corps to get involved, but my situation is I'm put off from doing so and therefore I expect others to also be caught between needing to get involved and being rebuffed.
Posted Jun 5, 2014 6:50 UTC (Thu) by Seegras (guest, #20463)
Yes, that's how GNOME started to feel some time ago.
Posted Jun 10, 2014 13:59 UTC (Tue) by Tet (subscriber, #5433)
Posted Jul 9, 2014 1:59 UTC (Wed) by hitmark (guest, #34609)
Multiple projects ("coincidentally" ones where RH pays the major developers) seems to have this "air" about them right now.
and many of them seems to be tied to rapid booting of limited systems. Perhaps aimed at aiding the rapid deployment of cloud computing instances as found in Amazon's EC2.
Even Gnome could tie into that, in the sense of remote desktops.
Posted Jun 2, 2014 8:09 UTC (Mon) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
She sees a problem and proposes some ideas to change it. I don't think those problems are realistic, but it would be bad to ignore completely because of it. She says she notices that it appears Red Hat is totally controlling GNOME. That's what she wants to change (the impression). The steps to change that are pretty radical. But only giving responses such as "you're bad / this cannot work" will make everyone ignore the issue that she's raising. That's not good IMO.
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