Re: GNOME: lack of strategic roadmap
- From: "Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak" <mjc avtechpulse com>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME: lack of strategic roadmap
- Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:30:28 -0500
On 02/24/2010 01:05 AM, Richard Stallman wrote:
Software freedom is a means to furthering our vision of providing
technology to all, regardless of means, physical and technical
capability or culture.
Freedom can lead to more available technology, but it is vital in its
own right. It is little benefit to have technology available
if the price of using it is your freedom. That is why we write
free replacements for existing proprietary software.
Richard is a purist, of course, but I do wish that gnome would beat the
freedom drum more, something like this:
Gnome, the Free Desktop: Free to Use, Free to Share, Free to Change
Gnome: The Desktop of the Free
or, more hiply,
Gnome: Own Your Code. Own Your Data. Own Your Desktop!
Really, this is the only thing that truly distinguishes Gnome from the
practical alternatives like MS, Apple. (Maybe a footnote could say
"...and less obscure than Xfce", hah hah.)
The current slogan of "Made to Share" is vaguely cool in a way that
developers can appreciate, but I think it's meaningless as a tool for
roping in new users.
Just my 2 cents.
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