Open Ballot: What does Gnome have to do to win back users and developers?
A few months back, we asked whether or not KDE had become a third class citizen on desktop Linux, but maybe we got the question wrong.
A recent post on Planet Gnome revealed to the world that not all is well in the land of gnomes. Gnome and GTK, according to the post, are understaffed, with some key developers having left the project, Gnome has no real goals left, and perhaps most importantly, Gnome is losing mind and market share: distributions like Mint and Ubuntu are dropping Gnome and many important applications aren't planning to port to GTK 3.
While the discussion in the comments reveals that not all of the author's arguments stand up to criticism, there's truth in much of what is said. We want you to tell us, and the developers of Gnome, what do they need to do in order to win back users and developers?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and we'll read out the best in our internet famous open ballot.