On 08/01/2012 01:27 AM, Dexter Filmore wrote: > OSS people tend to brag how OSS is superior due to the massive > number of developers at the bazar. Yet the all are spread over a > million projects. Some form and become stronger, evolve, most > don't. If I had a buck for every interesting approach that never > got beyond 0.0.5 I'd need a bag to carry them. Is this a discussion over the most appropriate direction to take in desktop interface design, or the merits of free software vs proprietary development? Do you want a proprietary system? Maybe people do brag about superior development characteristics in free software. Maybe it does possess said advantages, maybe not. Maybe it depends on the people involved. But that's beside the point. The point of free software is that it gives you your freedom. If you don't have that first and foremost, who gives a crap how "good" it seems? Freedom isn't about price, and it isn't about making software "free." Its about empowering people free and keeping people free.