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Re: [opensuse-project] Draft of Desktop Policy
  • From: Matt Gray <mjg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:57:49 +0100
  • Message-id: <4A785A7D.8010900@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Kevin "Yeaux" Dupuy wrote:
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On Aug 4, 2009, at 7:16 AM, Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

3. On the relevant screen during installation the most popular desktop
is preselected, the desktops are listed in alphabetical order.

The problem with this proposal is that it still means the Project is
giving a user an opinion - meaning it's not a fair selection. To use
my political analogy again, it wouldn't be a fair election if the
popular candidate were preselected on the ballot, would it? If we
intend to be fair and give both KDE and GNOME equal recongition, this
is NOT the way to go.
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Kevin "Yeaux" Dupuy
openSUSE Project Member
What is wrong with giving the user an 'opinion'?

After all the election has already happened given that KDE is selected
because it is the most popular.

To use my political analogy; it would be pretty unfair if one party won
a popular mandate for change, but was hampered from doing so because
fairness dictated that the other party receive 50% of the seats in
parliament, because 'fairness' dictated zero public discrimination in an
constitutional two party system.
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