"In his responses to the Slashdot interview, Miguel shares the
deadly truth about GNOME, the shocking story of the future of
Bonobo and CORBA, and the titillating tale of adventure and
intrigue that lies deep within the bowels of popular Free Software
development projects. Okay, so it's not all that shocking, but
Miguel has brought us some really great news and answers from
his neck of the open source woods...."
"During the initial development of GNOME, we did not have a lot
of time to discuss and incorporate ideas that flooded constantly.
But later we realized that many genuinely good ideas were dropped
because we did not have time to implement them at the pace they
were coming (the standard reply in the early days of GNOME was
`Want something changed? send a patch'. And we have basically
"So the User Interface Improvements project was started to
address this problem. It is coordinated by Jim Cape, and he works
with other users and programmers to bring these usability changes
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