First of all, I understand that posts like this may generate a lot of negative and, maybe, rude reactions. This topic originates from my own experience and observation. I and probably not just me realized that GNOME has multiple duplicates in functionality. I can name calendar application, note application, IDE (Anjuta vs Builder), photo management, music player etc. I understand why people start a new project. Indeed, sometimes it is just easier to start from better design, implementation, and code organization. I totally understand this. This is the developer side. On another side of this universe, we have a user side. What they see is multiple software with similar functionality. What application to try? Hmmmm… I also heard that the choices are good. They make OSS unique and this is a feature. But would it be nice to keep the existing collection but mark some software as “official”. The software that will be a high priority for support, design improvement, modification etc. Software that will be actively promoted. The verity we have is really confusing. I believe you would agree with me that life is short and resources are limited and we probably don’t want to reinvent the wheel, have three versions of “ls” command or work in parallel on two exactly the same by function projects. I wish GNOME community has this restriction. Other projects may exist, I see no problem with that. There is enough space on the dark side. If I can help anyhow with this - just let me know.