[p2p-research] is open source design inferior
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
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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