[Novalug] Community contribution
truegsegger at csc.com
Tue Jan 22 10:20:54 EST 2008
> WHat I'm saying is that we, as a community, must take the attitube
> and appraoch that has served Apple so well:
> I think the community is doing better, but there needs to be a shift
> (if it hasn't already occured) from what a developer wants, to what
> the end user wants. And, the interface must be intuitive to use for
> the end user.
1. How well has it served Apple, really? How big is Apple's market
share? Is it significantly greater than that of, say, GNU/Linux?
2. You seem to take for granted that getting everyone to give up
Windows and switch to GNU/Linux is, if not "our" highest priority,
at least a very high one.
I have no objection to free-riders joining our ranks, especially since
a few of them will eventually make more useful contributions than
whining and threatening to go back to Windows if they don't get
exactly what they want when they want it. But it's certainly not a
priority for me. I *want* the whiners to go back to Windows and leave
I'm quite happy to focus on those already part of our community.
Certainly we can improve our user interfaces, but let's not declare
failure just because something isn't idiot-proof or requires some
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