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Please learn more about real decisionmaking

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on February 18, 2007 08:48 AM
The GNOME people have the "right" to refuse to listen to criticism as well. But if they do, and if they do without clearly and logically defending their design decisions, then they are violating the spirit of OSS by making OSS into a "fanboy" environment, instead of a development environment.

Using that logic, Linus himself would be violating the spirit, given his "benevolent" dictatorial style. How often does he clearly and logically defend his design decisions, as opposed to just flat out rejecting patches without response? Not much at all, if you knew anything about his process.

You seem to be out of touch with how different FOSS projects really make decisions.


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