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Re: Good Bye FC5

On Fri, 2006-05-19 at 14:38 +1000, Steffen Kluge wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 09:39 -0400, Lyvim Xaphir wrote:
> > Right on.  There's alot of this disconnect with Gnome "designers" and
> > their constituency, which for some reason they don't seem to ask for
> > advice. (???)  I would even go so far as to say that this requires a
> > large amount of fascism on the part of the "designers"; since in fact
> > this is not about user choice, it's about "designer" choice.  That
> > smacks of a dictatorship, not a democracy; there's more of ulcer than
> > understanding about it.
> What on earth gave you the idea that free software development is a
> democracy?? If you contribute something valuable you have influence, if
> you only hold your hand open you have to take what you're given. No
> amount of whining in public mailing lists is going to change that.
> Think about it.
> Cheers
> Steffen.

You think about it.  I don't require any more thought time on this
subject.  The purpose of software is people driven, therefore there will
always be something of a democracy about it.  Some devs listen to their
userbase, some don't, the former is much like a representative
democracy.  This is why gnome bites and KDE doesnt, so take it or leave


Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise
in his own conceit.  -- Proverbs, 26:5
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