Re: More Political Stuff

La plume légère, à Fri, Aug 25, 2000 at 08:18:45AM +0500, heure d'inpiration,
Sean Middleditch écrivait en ces mots:
> Lately, after the formation of the GNOME Foundation, a lot of stuff from
> KDE people has come out bad mouthing GNOME.  I mean, its almost funny...
> "GNOME started a project to kill KDE.  All Miquel does is bad mouth
> KDE."  And its the exact same thing they're doing.

That's just too bad. If find it a shame that we can't communicate
better within the free software community.
But if they had started their work on free software packages only,
probably the GNOME wouldn't even exist...
KDE seems to be a nice desktop but in my opinion it won't go anywhere
before they recognize and solve their licensing issues.

> But they bring up some good points.  Some of the stuff they criticize is
> a bit legitimate.  Like  The 10 million dependencies for GNOME.  These
> will be gone for the most part in GNOME 2.0, right?

I am afraid not, seeing how it is going now.

> StarOffice REALLY going to be the official GNOME desktop?  Why can't we
> develop our own software?  We have Gnumeric, and AbiWord could be great
> too if it got worked on more (its development seems Gods-awful slow to
> me).  We have Dia, and GIMP, etc.  What true point is there to using
> StarOffice?

AbiWord is barely useable, Gnumeric is not yet complete. StarOffice,
as I can see it, is a way for us to be able to say "hey people,
GNU/Linux is now even useable for end-users; you can now drop you
proprietary programs and switch to our free system." without them to
have an excuse.

If people still wish to develop other software, then I think there
will be place for those. It just takes developers willing to spend time
on those programs coding and *maintaining* them.

A chicken is an egg's way of producing more eggs.

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