"A great number of free and opensourced applications is not a
bad situation. Moreover, it is a good one. But what can you say
about its quality? Yes, Emacs is a high quality program. Yes, Mutt
and Pine are as well. Anybody can list really good quality
programs. Now write another list - poor quality programs. Try to
get all latest stuff written by the wide set of Open Source
software developers and try then to use them. Problems?.."
"As for me, I see a huge number of bad quality programs, and
this does not please me. Does it please you?"
"I propose the following Right Way - OPEN SOURCE / UNIFIED
PROCESS. If you are an experienced commercial software programmer
or manager, you ought to know what is RATIONAL UNIFIED PROCESS and
Rational's (http://www.rational.com) software. RUP is a methodology
for software modeling, testing and documentating. It helps
producing a high qualitaty software. But Rational suites are
commercial and written for Windows(tm) platform, so you cannot use
Rational software with Linux, e.g.
"Finally, I'm glad to invite all interested developers and
software designers to participate our new OPEN SOURCE INITIATIVE -