On Sun, 14 May 2006 19:01:52 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Sunday 14 May 2006 15:50 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> In this new fight against piracy, Microsoft have delivered a rock:
>>> Let us wish them the best of luck...
>>> How Piracy Helps Microsoft Make Billions
>>> How Piracy Opens Doors for Windows
>> -> How Piracy Helps Microsoft Make Billions -> How Piracy Opens Doors
>> for Windows
>> How does this even remotely have anything to do with Linux? How come you
>> keep posting this Off Topic crap?
> It should be crystal clear if you think laterally. Think about the "Why
> OpenOffice" campaign. Among the keys to GNU/Linux and OSS adoption is the
> enforcement of licenses and battles against piracy. Take Office and
> Photoshop from Joe Average (or, contrariwise, charge him for it) and see
> what happens.
> Now, Larry, if you don't like the [news]-tagged items, then kill me, or
> kill them. That's what the killfile is for. If you incentives for presence
> in this group are adverse to Linux advocacy (positivy or negatively
> approached), then you are in the wrong place. This is definitely on topic,
> having re-iterated the point which revolves around /cost/ of S/W. It is no
> longer very bendable.
So Larry (Message-ID) Qualig doesn't like you posting news items. Just
because *he* doesn't like it, doesn't mean it's OT. If he doesn't like it,
he can leave the group.
AFAIC you're doing a good job, Roy, & the news items are handy for those
who either haven't had time to look for them, or missed reading them. :-)
It's also darn sight more ON topic than the stuff he posts.
SuSE 10.1 GM