When open source projects close the process, something's wrong
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 05, 2007 12:42 AM
Thanks a lot for writting this.
I'm the author of those e-mails... I wanted to be a volunteer for the GIMP UI redesign. However, the "position was closed". This was my first experience as a volunteer for a FOSS project, but I felt that the redesign process was far from open. Realizing that my free time was limited, I continued with the preparations for the foundation of my first FOSS project: ZenSUI... but even that is now "on pause" until I get another development environment (a MacBook Pro... the possibility of using Photoshop instead of GIMP is one of the reasons to get a Mac and not build my own computer with Ubuntu. I'm of the open source "tribe"... using propietary software is not evil).
The thing I will dislike to experience is the fork of the GIMP because of this redesign... which can be prevented if all the GIMP project was truly open (including the also important interface design bits).