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Thomas Wood wrote:
<pre wrap="">On Tue, 2007-09-18 at 20:40 +0100, <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a> wrote:
<pre wrap="">Would you really say either gnome or is wasted effort and should be
discontinued? Or vim/gnome,linux/bsd,gecko/webkit/mysql/postgres...
<pre wrap="">Yes, it's my personal belief that these projects all represent wasted effort and that if they cooperated they'd achieve more. I always get a nice warm fuzzy feeling whenever I see a forked project merge (Compiz Fusion, Webkit/KHTML)
You don't think competition has it's advantages? A bigger project
doesn't necessarily equal better results. There are significant
differences between (for example) KDE and GNOME that make it useful to
have a choice. They are tackling the same problem but in different ways.
It is very important people can experiment and try different things.
Anything else would be to stifle innovation and progress.
My thoughts that competition has it's advantages and both of the
technologies will find their fans. But Trolltech and Openmoko should
cooperate with each other first of all in terms of integration of PIM
data. Do you really need dual-booting (or other possibility to start
either Qtopia or Openmoko) without possibility to synchronize address
book etc between them? Of course, the best case from my point of view
is to have the same low-level infrastructure (I mean API's to GSM-part,
to PIM-part, etc.) for both Qtopia and Openmoko, but differ in the GUI
part. But it is too late to talk about this as I can see :).<br>
Anyway, I'm glad to have a possibility to choose an open software for