[p2p-research] is open source design inferior
samuel.rose at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 17:10:44 CET 2009
On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 10:22 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> 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.
Well, those are reasonable criticisms for sure.
There are new people entering the realm of using FLOSS, and I think
some of these may provide a pathway towards what I am discussing. I
don't think they'll change anyone who isn't ready to be changed,
though, so you make a great set of points. :-D
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