Posted by: Anonymous
on September 01, 2008 12:11 AM
There are a lot of free software folk who simply want free software to succeed and giving developers less that subtle hints as to how to achieve that.
So I don't write code, but I've admined the computer systems for a large company and understand what users want. Sometimes, feedback is more important than code.
KDE 3.x is an excellent DE. It isn't lack of code which is KDE 4's problem (in my opinion) but rather lack of focus, or lack of an understanding as to what a DE really SHOULD be, and what the vast majority of users (and not just the luser type) actually need.
Companies pay big money for that kind of information. I contribute to the OSS community by contributing what I think is sorely missing. An udnerstanding of the user base, of what the target audience wants (the unconverted to Linux), and what most peoples frustrations with computers are. (my job is dealing with this).