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Re: GIMP not dropped from Ubuntu

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____/ JEDIDIAH on Sunday 29 Nov 2009 17:19 : \____

> On 2009-11-29, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> ____/ chrisv on Saturday 28 Nov 2009 19:04 : \____
>>> JEDIDIAH wrote:
>>>> Timmy wrote:
>>>>> Roy has written several articles complaining about how Microsoft and
>>>>> Novell got GIMP "removed" from Ubuntu. What exactly do you think is
>>>>     He did no such thing.
>> I did not.
> ...if I got it right, I believe that you posted it was to Microsoft's
> advantage and you mentioned that there was a guy from Micorsoft involved
> in the process. He was a product of employee churn.

He worked with the Visual Studio people for a long while (IIRC), so I assume he
still prefers .NET for some things. He wrote about F-Spot (Mono) as reason
to drop GIMP when the idea first came up in the Wiki.

> However, there was no "grand conspiracy theory" claimed.

"Conspiracy theory" is one of those terms used to describe ideas people dislike.

> There was also a nice graph that seemed to be trying to demonstrate the
> point that perpetuating mono would help Microsoft accumulate more control
> over programming interfaces including those used by Free Software and Linux.

Or take it from the source, Microsoft's own evangelism document (now leaked):

"Every line of code that is written to our standards is a small victory; 
every line of code that is written to any other standard, is a small defeat."

  --James Plamondon, Microsoft Technical Evangelist. From
   Exhibit 3096; Comes v. Microsoft litigation

>>>> [deletia]
>>>>     You are grossly misrepresenting Roy's rants based on the assumption
>>>> that none of us will actually go seek them out and read them for
>>>> ourselves.

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