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Re: GNUstep roadmap (was Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality contr

From: Jason Clouse
Subject: Re: GNUstep roadmap (was Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality control)
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2003 16:43:59 -0500

On 2003-11-01 12:48:49 +0100 Philip Mötteli <address@hidden> wrote:
> If they don't know, that GS exists! And if they don't want to make money with 
> it!
> So the Hydra group just got to know that now that something like GS exists 
> and as far as I remember, they are also a University research group. And at 
> least here in Europe, a lot of research is done without cash in mind. So they 
> were neiter informed nor did they want to make cash with it initially. Then I 
> wouldn't care myself, too.

But isn't this exactly what we want?  Business is fine and all but Linux was 
built largely by volunteers doing it for fun.  And volunteers are usually 
willing to help port stuff if it isn't too difficult.  I don't see any reason 
to shun amateurs and hobbyists if they're willing to help out.  I'd like to see 
Fire running under GNUstep too.  How hard would it be to convert the .nib files 
to .gsmarkup files?

> I think, if they would try to go back in time, when they started thinking 
> about Hydra and somebody would have told them: "Hey guys, first of all, I 
> promise you, that you could build a busines on top of it and second just by 
> not using drawers, you could earn 10 times more." I think they would have 
> implemented it differently.

But my point is: why should they have to leave drawers out?  I know some people 
have a religious hatred for anything Apple has ever done; but you'd think the 
devil himself had come up with the idea.

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