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February 19, 2007

‘Interface nazis’ in Torvalds’ line of fire

Filed under: Gnome — tuxicity @ 9:36 am


Torvalds used the phrase “interface nazis” in December 2005 to describe the GNOME developers, whom he accused of having a mentality of “users are idiots, and are confused by functionality”. Jeff Waugh, an employee of Canonical (the firm that owns Ubuntu) and a GNOME developer, tried to smooth over things then, but Torvalds was in no mood to be placated and shot back, “Gnome seems to be developed by interface nazis, where consistently the excuse for not doign (sic) something is not “it’s too complicated to do”, but “it would confuse users”.

iTWire – ‘Interface nazis’ in Torvalds’ line of fire .:. More..

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