Quoting Paul O'Malley (ompaul at eircom.net):
> I read this for the first time recently, thought it interesting, and
> post it here:
>>http://freshmeat.net/articles/view/774/>> It may be provocative.
When published 1 1/2 years back, author Marius Andreiana did indeed
garner the obligatory five minutes of trolling time. What the heck:
I'm up for five more.
Author wants only one open source graphics toolkit instead of many,
wants less duplication of functionality among packages, wants new
codebases in some areas where he personally thinks available offerings
suck, and wants to tell a huge number of developers what to do. So:
1. Want fewer open source packages? Cool, feel free to delete some,
or not install them.
2. If you don't like what's available, ye olde compiler's that-a-way.
Or hire someone, etc.
However, Andreiana's core difficulty seems to be that "telling a huge
number of developers what to do" item at the end: He's not offering
them money, dates, or cool toys, so they ignore him and do what they
want. So he writes an impassioned and error-ridden editorial containing
nothing of substance -- upon which they resume ignoring him and doing
what they want.
Did I miss anything?
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