Popcorn / Fireworks / World War 3
From the article:
A lot of companies would never have admitted that the vision of convergence wasn't what people wanted. That's the sort of move that takes guts and honest appraisal of what you're doing, what's working and what's not. The GNOME project has never displayed that kind of thinking. And as far as I can tell, it operates on nearly the opposite premise. It's to early to say, but I predict conflict down the road. Keep a bag of popcorn handy, I believe there will be plenty of fireworks to watch.
GNOME is particularly objectionable. Seems typical of the projects with heavy duty RedHat involvement these days. It's like they thought, let's take everything that's good about a desktop and minimise it or, preferably, throw it away altogether. God knows what all that bloaty code is for, but it's not giving me the desktop environment I want.