Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 17, 2007 07:19 AM
I don't think Illegible means what you think it means which does rather spoil your argument. ( il·leg·i·ble –adjective not legible; impossible or hard to read or decipher because of poor handwriting, faded print,) - as well as being ironic. I do not deny that comparisons are made frequently, simply that it is foolish to complain that something is not the way you want it to be when the way you want it to be goes against the goals of that project. To continue the analogy, the Apples only suggested that Linus try them for a month after he complained that they were not more orange like! As to why Linus felt the need to reopen the Gnome/KDE debate...well deity only knows, maybe he had a hankering for the good old days!! Or maybe he was finding that KDE was not meeting his needs at the moment and thought he would see if gnome was a better fit. The truly beautiful thing is that his patch is now in the wild and can be included in any distribution which agrees with Linus.