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Re: GNUstep icons
Re: GNUstep icons
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 23:03:50 -0400
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Chris B. Vetter wrote:
I've been wondering about a related question: GNUstep copies the NeXT
look and feel extensively. Had there ever been any issue with Apple
about that? They have certainly been protective of their Aqua
interface. Perhaps they just don't really care about the old look?
Heh, imagine Microsoft being protective of Windows' look ... how many
window manager(s) would be in trouble?
Well, the problem is, Apple has shown a willingness to go after people
who make Aqua-like interfaces, whereas Microsoft hasn't done anything of
the sort. I suppose the argument could be made that if the knockoff
interface works enough like the original, it would potentially make
people more comfortable with the original interface, and they might be
more inclined to use the original over the knockoff. Who knows what
other nefarious thoughts lurk in the minds of [insert favourite
I think Apple is less concerned with an interface they consider "dead"
than with their current "groundbreaking" interface design. They want to
maintain their brand identity. I can see that, I suppose. The NeXT
interface style and visual representation are no longer supported, have
not been supported for years, and are just no longer relevant to Apple
(visually, at least). They really don't have any need to put up a stink
about the visual properties of a UI they consider to be outdated,
unsupported, and just plain not in use (no matter how much you argue,
and correctly, that Aqua works, in many ways, similarly).
Just my CDN$0.02 (USD$0.0126815 EUR0.0129635).
Re: GNUstep icons, Andrea Tavazzani, 2002/09/19
Re: GNUstep icons, Charles Philip Chan, 2002/09/19