William Poaster wrote:
> On Wed, 13 May 2009 11:24:39 -0400, above the shrieking, FUDding &
> whining of the trolls Chris Ahlstrom was heard to say:
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Miguel de Icaza belched out
>> this bit o' wisdom:
>>>> What you have to understand about COLA is that not one of them
>>>> actually contributes to Linux or OSS.
>>>> It's why they are calls "freetards".
>>> They are the internet version of chickenhawks.
>> Wow. Miguel has no objection to Hadron's use of the phrase
>> Hell of way to treat your customers!
> Apparently he works for Novell (according to a Wiki). I stopped using
> SuSE when Novell joined with M$. And IMO it was a *far* better product
> when it *was* SuSE, before being taken over by Novell.
I don't think so. It is still better (in my opinion) than for example
And I just don't believe that "in bed with MS" bullshit. The distro has
not been harmed in any way since then when Novell had their agreement with
MS. And OpenSuSE is one of the major distros which keep "open source" and
"adhearance to the GPL" viable. They, like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and
several other distros, adamantly refuse to include the "cdrecord-suite"
from Jörg Schilling, which is incompatible with the GPL because of the
licence changes Schilling did, and instead include the "cdrkit" which is
They also don't have non-open stuff in the base distro, you need to
download an extra non-OSS DVD or set up the non-OSS repo in the package
> IIRC shortly
> after, SUSE 10 had some problems when they changed the application
> updating manager from YaST to some other package manager, so I didn't
> take much pushing to change to another distro.
Those problems are long things of the past.
And no, I don't think that Mono is really "problematic". It is just
another tool. And it is under GPL.
All things are possible, except skiing thru a revolving door.