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Month: July 2012

Re: [trinity-users] [sort of OT] Trinity etc. are damaging Linux

From: Steven D'Aprano <steve@...>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 10:07:01 +1000
Bryan Baldwin wrote:

> Operating systems like GNU and Android, that use the Linux kernel have
> taken over every single market into which they have been introduced, except
> the desktop. Vendor lock in is and has been the only bar preventing mass
> adoption.

I think that Apple, which owns the iPhone, might have something to say about 
Android having "taken over" the smart phone market.

>> The fact that we are free to digress and disagree is why I like open 
>> source so much.  Take away that freedom and we might as well all use 
>> Windows.
> I agree with you completely. What you are saying that you value your
> freedom most. If that's true, stop endorsing "open source". "Open source"
> is a greasy weaselly term invented by individuals trying very hard to
> endear themselves to businessmen and financiers that do not want to leave
> our freedom alone and unmolested.[3] LUGs are filled to the brim with
> trendy hipsters jumping around and regurgitating "open source" vomit and
> attacking anyone who advocates the value of freedom with ideas like
> diversity in desktop environment is hurting the adoption of GNU+Linux. It's
> nonsense. It just isn't true.

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