Or how to distort reallity to write a flawn critic of open source projects
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 03, 2007 05:45 PM
As the author seems to have miss the point of the two blog entries. Neither of them is claiming that whoever else did release those icons didn't have the right to do. They just pointed out that it wasn't nice nor polite to do it before the release of KDE4. "Closing the process" would have happen if the artists has choose as a conscequence to use a private repository.
About the Gimp UI redisign brainstorm, firstly, isn't the whole idea behind the brainstorm to be opened ? Or have I missed something ? Secondly, being "open" doesn't mean that you have to accept everybody's conntribution, is there any subversion/git/cvs/... repository for any open source project where annonymous have "write" rights ? If you want to be part of a team, you have to prove you deserve it, I don't see any reason why it would be different for a "UI design" team than for a "coder team".
All in all, one of the very few disappointing linux.com article :( I hope it's just a single mistake and that the quality of information will remain at a higher level in the future.