Pop Up Notifications?

Brian Morrison bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Mon Sep 14 14:59:22 EDT 2009

On Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:29:19 -0700
Michael Wolf <mwolf at nethere.com> wrote:

> And finally, I am terribly upset that Gaim was phased out and
> replaced by Pidgin with the level of changes made. 

Then you'd better direct your ire at AOL, they were the people that
insisted that Gaim change its name. The interface however, has been
changed after lots of user feedback and contains new ideas. Things
don't stand still in the world, particularly when Gaim was a work in
progress, just as Pidgin is now. Gaim is years old now, it won't and
can't be resurrected.

We understand that you're not happy, but the thing you do not have the
right to do is come and complain constantly about how something that
you use, but did not create, has changed. Free software means just that,
you are free to take what others have done and change it to fit in with
your needs, but you are not free to complain until other people get fed
up with your complaints and are bullied into doing it for you.

If you don't like Pidgin and can't get on with its current guise, then
you are also free to stop using it and stop complaining once you have.

Please note that I'm not taking pot shots at your disability and
abusing you, I'm giving you some advice about how to respect other
people who are not forced to comply with your wishes. You should also
note that distributing the Gaim source or binary code is not an option
because the Pidgin developers came to a legal agreement preventing them
from doing just that.


Brian Morrison

                "I am not young enough to know everything"
                                                          Oscar Wilde

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