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Your point is interesting: How could we make our tools even better for the developer so they work for bringing people into using more Free Software?

But I think that answering this need would almost immediately lead into losing the exclusivity for the difference...

...I mean, if Mr. Foo likes using Emacs on his Mac, and we came up with Emacs major modes to handle bugtracking and pull requests... The problem's solution would be directly usable from the Mac as well — Hence, no reason to change.

And were this functionality you mention to be part of, say, the KDE desktop... First, you'd be alienating those Linux users who are unimpressed with the KDE way of life. And second, the program would probably be soon ported to the desktop environment (or OS) of Mr. Foo's choice.
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Member of the Free Software Foundation board of directors. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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