I must confess that I don't like him Miguel de Icaza, a man who has had his merits for many jobs / projects that he has developed, but on the other hand, for me (and mind that is my opinion), loses a lot because of its double standards.
I do not know him at all, only what I have read and what is publicly known. Let's see some of the most relevant projects of Miguel de Icaza quoting Wikipedia:
He is currently the Vice President of Development at Novell (the US company that acquired your company in the 2003) and directs the Mono projectIn addition to participating in multiple conferences for the dissemination or promotion of free software at an international level.
So far everything is very nice, except for two things: MONKEY , which I do not just see with good eyes and again quoting Wikipedia:
What I want to highlight is not the fact that you wanted to work for Microsoft under the excuse of promoting and preaching about Free Software, but the simple fact that How a man who has been so relevant to The OpenSource Community, who, according to what he says, is dedicated to talking beautifully about Free Software, and who is also a creator of one of the most popular Desktop Environments, get down to it now that if the OS X Desktop has killed off desktop GNU / Linux?
I repeat, I don't know him at all, but he has always given me the impression of being a rich kid who secretly adores Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, while trying to show that he loves Free Software.
As he says he likes the change he has made Gnome, and although I support something that sometimes there is too much fragmentation between projects and desktop developers in GNU / Linux, I do not agree at all about that OS X has killed / removed the desktop from GNU / Linux.
I have seen and read many posts talking about the accessibility of desktops. GNU / Linux Compared to Windows y OS X, and still no one has convinced me that these last two are better, quite the opposite. In fact, I understand that OS X is highly customizable, but does not reach the level of detail that is achieved with KDE for example.
Maybe I understood all this wrong, maybe since I am not an expert in English, I did not understand the article idea of Icaza, but I am left with the last sentence he wrote in it:
That day I stopped feeling guilty about my new found love for OSX.