In his keynote describes Intel’s open source director of the difficult relationship between corporations and open-source projects and illustrates what still needs to be changed so that the Linux desktop has a real chance.
Dirk Hohndel is no stranger to the open source world. Ex-CEO of SUSE is now at Intel chief of the open source development. As such, his employer sent him also to events like the Desktop Summit in order to keep keynotes. For the Desktop Summit 2011 Hohndel had the theme “Big Companys and open source” is assumed and some handy tips from his own experience on both sides of the alleged rift.
Well-attended: The Desktop Summit 2011 in Berlin
He found the entrance with a very personal example: KDE and Gnome are a huge success story, says Hohndel.
“We are fortunate to have more than one alternative.” But: While the new desktops are far away, thank God from the Windows 95 look and feel of yesteryear, but unfortunately sneak here and there, but “Steve-Jobs-attitudes” one. He was tested before the conference, both the latest version of KDE (4.7) and Gnome (3), he says. But then he had been made a serious mistake: Unfortunately, he then has a Google + – thread posted his opinion on KDE and Gnome.
That in turn have taken him some users and developers ill, Hohndel. Prior to the setting “Do it like we want, then you have no problems” should beware of the open source community, he said. He wished, rather a switch for so many features to enable users who are overtaxed, Such things could easily turn off.