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open source is fundamentally incapable of handling user interfaces

Aug 17, 2010, 20:05 (7 Talkback[s])

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"I've ranted at length about mentioned my theory that open source is fundamentally incapable of handling user interface issues (and thus the continuing failure of everything from "Linux on the desktop" in general to The Gimp and OpenOffice's ability to become as usable as their proprietary counterparts) because any time "shut up and show me the code" is not the correct response to the problem at hand (which it isn't for the touchy-feely "usability" stuff), the open source development model melts down into one of three distinct failure modes:

* Endless discussion, which never gets implemented.

* Incompatible forks implementing the various approaches, which can't be integrated in the absence of emprical tests to determine "The Right Thing" to do"

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