Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
Posted Sep 9, 2004 5:54 UTC (Thu) by hppnq
In reply to: Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
Parent article: Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
The non-free stuff exists, it's just elsewhere.
Now you're pulling my leg, right?! ;-)
I think Fedora was intended as "you make the distribution for us, enthusiasts, and we'll let you have the non-certified version for free and keep the certified one for ourselves". It didn't get as much willing outside participation as they wanted, which is right.
I really don't want to come across as a RedHat zealot -- but why the funny angle? To me, taken at face value, it sounds like such a great and innovative idea: a true cooperation between the community and a company, together creating a unique win-win situation.
Like I said, the objectives are quite clear. Now, I am as cynical as the next guy, but I like a fair share of realism as well. Everybody has an agenda, and I am glad that Fedora's is out in the open.
Of course you can always make it sound bad like you do here, it's just so easy. If you first suggest that your Joe Home User OS really should be certified (against what?!) and then complain that it isn't, and that you are in fact dealing with an inferior product, you are making up your own rules and you always win.
So, cut the crap and give us the real stuff. ;-)
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