[p2p-research] is open source design inferior

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Nov 9 16:22:37 CET 2009

On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 10:09:28AM -0500, Samuel Rose wrote:

> I think this is definitely the case when comparing Debian to Ubuntu,
> for instance. It usually does take a company-style structure and
> intensive iterative labor over time to simplify user interfaces.

Ubuntu is a tradeoff, though. It's getting prettier, but also
more broken. In general Linux is the Windows of Unices, and 
Canonical is Linux' Microsoft.
> Although, I don't think that it's a safe assumption that it is
> *required* to have a capitalized company behind simple user interface
> development.

The problem is that FLOSS people and usability don't mix.
At least the current culture doesn't seem to, it might mend

Not holding my breath, though.

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