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I have to say, some communities DO That. There are many s****y open source communities with dictatorship leaders. Not only Gnome.
Does a corporate oriented project do that? You betcha!
Not really. Some corporate oriented project do listen to the user's opinions.
Pure conspiracy! There are NO evidences that Richard Stallman is bought off by MS. He hasn't resigned as the head of GNU, yes, but why should he? He is the founder of the GNU project, and still willing to contribute his life to it. I don't understand your point. Do you mean he is "trojan horse" just because he didn't resign? It is totally nonsense for me.
And why can't he give speech to promote Free Software in MS campus? It is a good opportunity to advocate free software to proprietory software developers!
I can understand you don't like MS and "big corporations", neither I. but let's be realistic, many corporations are contributing to the FLOSS project, including Linux kernel. (You can find the source code submitted by MS, Google, IBM, ...) Free software does not conflict with commercial behavior. The key point is to follow the principle of FLOSS.
What you worried is the problem of open source community. There are good examples and bad examples. Gnome is a bad example, people should find a way to build a community which listen to its users feedbacks, rather than making decision arbitrarily.