14 Dec 2003 pfremy   » (Journeyer)

After discussing a bit on UserLinux's mailing list, it turns out that Bruce does not want to discuss any of the choices made for the distribution.

So, what started as a probably community distribution toward the enterprise turns out to be a dictatorship distribution where choices are made without any rationale. What an irony for a distribution that is based the debian, the community driven distribution.

The particular subject of discord is the fact that the distribution will be Gnome centric, to the point where KDE is not recommended (but still included). The arguments supporting a distribution based on both KDE and Gnome have been ditched away with a "the decision is already taken", without bothering to give any explanation on the choice of excluding KDE.

Forget that KDE had a very significant impact on the fact that Linux can now afford to be an enterprise desktop. Forget that in Europe, the standard is KDE and you won't sell an enterprise distro if it is not based on KDE. Forget that many ISV already have chosen Qt despite the licensing price.

UserLinux is actually BrucePersensLinux. For those that doubted it, Bruce said it clearly. Don't expect any democraty there.

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