|Miguel de Icaza co-founder of Gnome has jumped ship and gone over to Mac |
While the FOSS community is growing every day, it is rather exotic to see former advocates of FOSS change side.
Now there is good reason to suspect that de Icaza has been on the dark side for a while - secretly advocating Apple.
We want to take the opportunity to thank him for Gnome 2. The way Gnome 3 has developed and the mentality behind it makes the transition kind of logical: Gnome 3 was/is moving in an Apple direction where they know best and we should trust them - but while they got ready to receive the applause of the Gnome fanboys - Linus Torvald and the entire community gave the Gnome devs a solid kick in the but.
Expecting admiration that was to hard to take and a certain bitterness has surfaced. it must feel a bit strange to go from advocating FOSS to the most closed system there is.
The strange bit though is that he is jumping from a floating to a sinking ship - which makes this extra surprising. Even more surprising is that the lead Gnome dev has not turned on his Linux computer since October 2012 as he states in his blog - no wonder then that Gnome 3 has problems...
But then again he did replace Gnome 2 with Gnome 3, which now has become the DE where even the devs jump ship - following the Gnome 2 users. Even if most of them do not jump that far....