Difference to be different

Luis Villa:

So if you’re tempted to pound out another line of argumentation about whether GNOME is better, or KDE is better, or what have you, go write code for something that actually makes Linux a clear, innovative leader in something, even if there is a risk that innovation will fall flat on its face. Think of an idea that will make your mother or your father or your non-technical siblings say ‘wow, that rules- I must switch to Linux so I can have that!’ And then go implement it. Hell, do a half-assed job. Just do something new and different, and share it with the world so others can run with it, adjust it, or maybe just worship it because you got it right the first time. Don’t go tweak KDE a little more to beat GNOME, or tweak GNOME a little more to beat KDE. Do something new. Do something exciting. Get us out of our rut.

Yes. Yes indeed. “Do something new and different”. “Go write code for something that actually makes Linux a clear, innovative leader in something.” That’s what I meant when I said on LugRadio that we should be different for difference’s sake, that we need to do something to capture people’s minds. See, Luis Villa gets it!

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