Re: Sharing information: About being believable!
Offensive question for everyone being into Gnome or KDE: What are those desktop-environments about in the end? Are they about a choice? Yes, there are many things reached until now, thanks also to those projects and the team / individuals behind. That's really outstanding, of course. But where is the freedom of choice (well, one of the major points at all) when those desktop-environments presenting themselves as the "ultimate solution"? Being installed by default for example? Used by default making the impression there is no further need for the users to choose. But free software is about a choice to take, making many choices at all. The alternative is nothing less to loose everything in the end, making some really questionable decisions and compromises. There is the warning: Conferences, getting bigger and bigger, just with financial interests at all - most of the common we have at proprietary software and services in general. A Gnome OS? Well? Sounds like what? Another "completed environment"? Where is the freedom of choice in the end? Where is the open minded way to modify the system? That's the major interest for me to use GNU/Linux and the concurrent tools within, for using free software. To discover, to modify, to learn and to share. We'll loose that all and included the way being believable.
That's not the failure of the team behind Gnome or KDE at all. It's about us all and how we communicate, how major distributions communicate in general and presenting themselves. We have it in every testing scenario of some so-called webportals being into technology: When they present "Ubuntu" as "Linux" most people just take this as common sense. Not a good path and you see this already within the article I've posted here, same as major webportals being into Linux (without GNU) like Phoronix, not even one single mentioning of alternatives for systemd or other bloatware! Same with It's FOSS: Full with shortened information and of course .. the known proprietary services for (anti-)social networking. I'm not the one to declare what is right and wrong, of course. But that's a warning, just this and nothing more. Try to keep up being openminded for the smaller ones, for distributions and projects doing something different. They take time, of course. But they try to keep up being clear and strict into principles. And hey "Arch Linux" migrated where with their PKGBUILD-scripts? Guess what Github as proprietary service-framework. Well, nothing "evil" to see here but the "evil" comes up later and based on really wrong decisions to centralize everything, to make some false standards, making everything "default" like systemd itself. That's the way? You like it to download from centralized systems? I don't. The software itself stays free, but it is a risky dance and nobody knows where those centralized, proprietary services go in the future and what they really demand later on.
Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!