WOW. . .those screenshots of 3.1Alpha are fantastic
mstamper77 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 13 23:53:43 BST 2002
It's a weakness if you are happy just being little KDE with your little unix desktop in your
little home geek-abode. But if you really want to seriously challenge M$ where it will hurt,
you've got to go after the big companies that actually use the computer to get work done. And the
priorities may be entirely different. Perhaps deep down, that isn't what the existing users and
perveyors of KDE REALLY want...........
--- Daniel Smart <smartd at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >From: Mary Stamper <mstamper77 at yahoo.com>
> >Reply-To: kde at mail.kde.org
> >To: kde at mail.kde.org
> >Subject: Re: [kde] WOW. . .those screenshots of 3.1Alpha are fantastic
> >Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 08:54:50 -0700 (PDT)
> >Is this perhaps one of the weaknesses of the KDE project? or of free
> >software in general? Folks
> >work on what they want to instead of worrying about what is needed to stay
> >in business. As an
> >employee of a company that sells services for money, we have to work on
> >what the users need, not
> >always on what we think is most cool or most fun. Is this discipline
> >perhaps lacking when there is
> >no money to be made?
> So, people develop cool software because it's fun, give it to you for free,
> occasionally listen to you when you whinge, and this is a weakness.
> All this criticism of KDE developers, and yet the last company I worked for
> paid an unamed solar company close to a million dollars a year, and I never,
> ever got anything fixed, or even recognised as a bug.
> Dan "Pay me enough, and I'll ignore you too" Smart
> Dan Smart - smartd at hotmail.com (203) 981 8968
> "Every day I learn a little more, and vast new vistas of ignorance unfold
> before me."
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