Great to see Wingo publicly confronting the hard questions that have been troubling me for years, and for which I’ve created several projects to attempt to fight:
There is no way there from here, if “there” is universal use of free software, and “here” is our existing GNOME software stack.
Andy is reaching similar conclusions to the ones I tried to convey during my last year’s GUADEC keynote about Crafting 3.0 and Pyro. But he asserts what I would not, that the existing GNOME community just won’t buy it:
The evolutionary thing to do would be to do something web-like, because that’s where all of the programmers are these days. But that’s not part of our culture.
If you think that what Andy is talking about isn’t relevant, or is just negative ranting, think again. Whereas he is sidling on to this year’s GUADEC in Istanbul, I’ve withdrawn. Finding no answers to these questions (and worse, few other people asking) is why I won’t be attending this year.
The other reason is that I have a new family member due to arrive on July 8th
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