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Re: [opensuse-project] Decision making transparency ...
  • From: "Kevin \"Yeaux\" Dupuy" <kevin.dupuy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:26:20 -0500
  • Message-id: <bc4fd04e0908301226r2e458370gce15eee8206b0ec2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Patrick Shanahan<ptilopteri@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I was present during the wonderment of the kde users when it was
announced that Novell had chosen gnome for the desktop for the sponsored
editions and witnessed the dismay and concern that kde would be dropped.
I believe that, perhaps, you are feeling that same dismay?

That's apples and oranges. When GNOME was selected as the default for
SLED, it wasn't a big deal because *we don't make SLED*. That's not
our product, that's not our community. In this case, we *are* placing
GNOME as a second-class citizen by telling our users to use KDE, not
GNOME. We're being told by our own community that KDE is what we're
going to push on new users.

Time has shown that kde has *not* been orphaned and the same will prevail
for gnome.  The two are much too popular to dissappear.

No, because KDE, since the start of the Project, has had the same
billing as GNOME on openSUSE. In addition, it's had a strong backing
as it was the default desktop in SUSE prior to openSUSE. GNOME was
just added as a first-class choice several years ago, and had to build
up it's own community within the project. The fact that GNOME has been
able to survive in a formerly KDE-centric distro project is a
testament to both it's features and it's community. The vocal minority
of KDE users want to throw that away for political reasons.

But lets put aside our concerns and accept that we will move forward
*together*  :^)

We all want to move forward together, but certain people wish to make
that 'together' only include KDE users, it seems. Which is not going
to help the Project in any way.
Kevin "Yeaux" Dupuy
openSUSE Project Member
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