Re: GNOME: lack of strategic roadmap

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.

- Mike

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]