May 2, 2001

All around the mulberry bush

Author: JT Smith

Linux Planet: "One of the worst-kept secrets in the Linux community is the bitter rivalry between Ximian and Eazel. Though putting on the
public face of happy cooperation to produce the best Gnome possible (all within the rubric of "free" software), privately they
held and hold each other in contempt, and either would be delighted to see the other disappear entirely. Earlier this year the
Eazels were saying that the Ximians were hijacking and changing big parts of fundamental pieces of Gnome code, with the
apparent aim of breaking Eazel. The Ximians right now say that the Eazels have produced some really lousy code, which
Ximian Gnome 1.4 gives users the option of not using."


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