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From: Jeff Waugh <jdub <at> perkypants.org>
Subject: Re: Design by Community
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.gnome.desktop
Date: Wednesday 8th February 2006 12:20:06 UTC (over 11 years ago)


> It isn't about "Design by community" but "Design IN the community".

*Exactly* - and it's so easy to fall to laziness in the face of all the
challenges Dan so eloquently explained in his email... and that's what has
been happening in GNOME for a long time now. Let's break the cycle!

While the Linux process has its warts, there are two things it is great at
that we should mention here: First, a fairly easy to understand technical
and social leadership - decisions get made. Second, a pretty uncompromising
approach to design in the community - it's really hard to drop a pre-cooked
hairball (cat hair *or* angel hair) into the kernel process without getting
roasted, spanked and harshly reviewed.

- Jeff

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      must actually *be* simple, which is much harder." - Martin Pool
 
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