[CrackMonkey] The right to bare legs
nutella at zork.net
Thu Aug 24 16:32:58 PDT 2000
24Aug2000 04:06PM (-0700) From [mej at valinux.com] mej [Michael Jennings]
> More importantly, why does Helix Code feel the need to fork off their
> own version of GNOME? Why not contribute their work into the main
> GNOME tree in traditional Open Source fashion?
Where's the profit in that? These guys are the Underpants Gnomes
and are bent on world domination;
1) Subvert GNOME code
Superior advertising plus bribing major distros to make
it their default will soon lock everyone in to using their
libraries. Although it will be nominally Open Source the code will
be so obfuscated that everyone will have to pay them to either
explain it or write their apps for them.
I'm surprised I have to explain this to you.
I think I'll stick with Tk
Bernard P. Murray, Ph.D.
nutella at zork.net (Department of Desserts and Toppings, San Francisco, USA)
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