Re: RMS comments: Gnome part of the GNU operating system.
On Sun, Jul 23, 2000 at 08:36:48PM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 23, 2000 at 07:07:59PM -0700, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > Some interesting comments on the nature of GNOME.
> Looks like more sore ego to me personally, there isn't a whole lot of
> substance in there and a lot of this-is-my-doing,-not-Linus' which I've
> come to be particularly annoyed with. He comes across as ticked off
> because Linus and others stole his thunder and gets downright beligerant
> with anyone who doesn't give him the respect he feels he deserves.
Do yuo disagree with him because he is proud of what he accomplished,
or because it is wrong what he says?
If you wrote a good deal of a book (several chapters), and one chapter
of the book (let's say the first), was contributed by Mr Foo Bar, and people
go and say "what an incredible book this book from Mr Foo Bar is", wouldn't
you go and say "don't forget that a lot in this book is actually from our
research group, and not from Mr Foo Bar, so please call it the Carter Group/Bar
It's a miracle to me how people can get upset about this. It's a normal
thing in science to ask for correct attribution (and if you give wrong
sources for your quotes, your professor will get very upset). It's also
normal in day life.
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