What would happen if Gnome decides to stop being Open Source? I believe we have too much reliance on one GUI developer, tunnel vision and "not invented here" syndrome.


Mr. Leslie Satenstein
Montréal Québec, Canada

From: Allan Day <allanpday@gmail.com>
To: Discussions about development for the Fedora desktop <desktop@lists.fedoraproject.org>
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 6:08 AM
Subject: Re: Request to include gnome-maps by default in F22

Alberto Ruiz <aruiz@redhat.com> wrote:
>> So, key arguments: it's useful, in a good state, actively developed,
>> and is increasingly integrated with the rest of the core utilities.
> One could argue that other apps that are not part of the default install
> might fit in that description.

Maps is a core GNOME application. As such, it corresponds to the
following definition [1]:

* Designed by the GNOME designers as a coherent suite
* Part of the core GNOME experience
* Designed to work cooperatively with each other
* Tightly integrated with the core OS
* Generically named

That's what makes it different from other applications.

The whole point of having core apps is that you have a good set of
defaults, covering basic functions. One of the key things about these
apps is that they are integrated with other (as Maps is with Contacts,
but also Weather and Clocks), as well as the operating system
(principally through online accounts at this stage). This kind of
integration is only possible by having these apps be bundled as a part
of the default experience.

> I'm still having a hard time to find a
> reason why a maps app specifically is important in the live image and
> the default install in particular.

Maps are useful. They are a good thing to have integrated with the
other core apps.


[1] https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/Apps
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