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Re: Gnote 0.3.1

On 2009-05-13, Ezekiel <nowhere-there@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> "Miguel de Icaza" <miguel.de.icaza@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> news:54634db3-7456-452f-a527-6a954679922e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Hello,
>>> > I do not think that Linux on the desktop is keeping folks at Microsoft
>>> > awake at night. Our market share is still very small, we are deeply
>>> > fragmented and our quality control is terrible.
>>> Speak for yourself.
>>It does not matter what my experience or yours is.   What matters are
>>the actual market share numbers.    Linux is still tiny.
>>Of course I want to change that, and that is why I have worked for the
>>last 17 years in open source software.
> You worked for the past 17 years on open source software. Ask any of the 

    This sort of approach would work a bit better if the person in question
didn't try to turn themselves into a sort of petty bridge troll or insisted
on making Linux primarily a platform for running Microsoft controlled 

    Unix users not blind followers... fancy that.

> self-proclaimed "advocates" here what their contribution to open source 
> software is. What applications, testing, documentation, code, etc has 
> Schestowitz, Ahlstrom. midget, chrisv or anyone else here contributed to 
> OSS.
> The answer is ZERO. They don't have the time to contribute to OSS but they 
> have more than enough time to attack and criticize those who do contribute. 
> Those who contribute nothing criticize those who do contribute if they think 
> that the (free) contribution isn't the right kind of contribution.
> It's quite remarkable actually.

    ...and before that we criticized Microsoft without being Microsoft
employees. See how that works?

    Unless you want to claim that somehow Microsoft is fundementally 
a different company than it was before, all of it's past misdeeds are
very relevant. They call into question whether or not you want to 
follow their lead in any respect.

    This is one of those situations that points to the value of all 
of that excessive choice and chaos that some Lemmings like to whine

	The social cost of suing/prosecuting individuals           ||| 
for non-commercial copyright infringement far outweighs           / | \
the social value of copyright to begin with.

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