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Re: Questions (was: Re: A Critique: Getting Started with GNUstep on Wind


From: Liam Proven
Subject: Re: Questions (was: Re: A Critique: Getting Started with GNUstep on Windows)
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 17:16:55 +0100

On 26 February 2016 at 01:02, Svetlana A. Tkachenko
<address@hidden> wrote:
> IMHO the goal of gnustep is being a platform which open-source mac apps
> can be ported to so that people don't have to run a proprietary kernel
> to use these apps.

What? What an incredibly strange, narrow, weird goal.

I suggest that you need to learn the difference between a single goal
(one shared aim that everyone works towards cooperatively) and your
own personal primary purpose.

What you describe is not even remotely connected with why I am
interested in GNUstep. It is not on my top 10; it's not on my list at
all.

And that is what FOSS is about. Different people scratching their own
itches. It's profoundly different from a company trying to make a
product to sell.


> Just like ReactOS is there for people to use Notepad++ without having to
> purchase the proprietary OS.

That -- that's /insane/. I mean, who would ever do that? Notepad++ is
a decent editor but nothing special. If you really wanted and you are
deeply opposed to proprietary OSes, you could run it under WINE, I
guess. But installing and trying to use an unfinished research OS for
one Windows app? Madness!

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