What's going on with FLOSS devs these days

Andrew McNabb amcnabb at mcnabbs.org
Fri Nov 23 10:55:35 MST 2012


On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 10:34:41PM -0700, Michael Torrie wrote:
>  Any thoughts?  While the kernel goes on under Linus' (prudent and often
> wise) direction, are things really this bad elsewhere in the FLOSS
> world?  Is it just "Linux" projects that act this way?  All this talk by
> developers of "brand" is just bizarre. The fact that they have any
> usership at all is thanks to other brands (Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, or
> just "Linux").  I'm not referring to just Gnome here.  Seems like a lot
> of projects lately have devs who are hell-bent on heading down their own
> path despite what people who actually use their software would think or
> want.  Makes me really sad because Linux still has a lot of potential
> and I've enjoyed using it over the years because it could be made to be
> a useful tool to serve my needs.

Gnome is definitely plagued by a self-destructive attitude, but I don't
see this as a sign of any major problems in the FLOSS world.  Are there
any other particular examples that are representative of a wide-ranging
problem?

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