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Sun, 24 Dec 2006 00:55:46 +0100
On Dec 23, 2006, at 20:32, Richard Frith-Macdonald wrote:
I very strongly agree with that ... it always saddens me to see
people re-inventing what GNUstep already does and duplicating
effort rather than joining in.
I can't follow that, it sounds like everyone is re-inventing GNUstep
all the time. Which isn't the case. There is just one new project
which popped up, and apparently also has a focus which GNUstep just
doesn't have (Windows deployment).
In fact a two or so years ago I suggested to work together which was
rejected by GNUstep. Replace libFoundation with gnustep-base, gnustep-
web with SOPE-appserver, SOPE-imap with GNUmail, etc. Eliminate DUPs.
Fact is that GNUstep also won't let go for better alternatives due to
individual, personal reasons ... IMHO GNUstep at least appears to be
much more religious/uncooperative here than any other people in the
same sector. Possibly because more people with vastly diverging
expectations are involved.
I think it basically comes down to the fact that the work is being
done by volunteers. Which prefer doing their own stuff in their free
time. Eg why would I bother about code formatted in that ridiculous
GNU coding style in my freetime! (just kidding ;-)
However, my impression is that unfortunately the reason is often
either religious differences over licensing/copyright
This was fun :-) Given that *GNU*step itself only exists because of
Anyways, Oliver Langer wanted to run a session on precisely this
topic on FOSDEM :-) So I suppose we should defer discussion till then.
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