Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
Posted Sep 14, 2004 21:13 UTC (Tue) by zenaan
In reply to: Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
Parent article: Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
> I really don't want to come across as a RedHat zealot
> [Fedora] sounds like such a great and innovative idea: a true cooperation between the community and a company, together creating a unique win-win situation
Seriously, I can't stop smiling over that one.
Well, if you aren't in some way related to Red Hat, I ... don't know what to say to be honest. You _are not_ as cynical as the next guy in your writing, you're a Red Hat zealot. And your suffusively harsh email ends with a smiley, as though that somehow makes your attack all alright. Go away, shill, for a shill you are!
Bruce's point: Red Hat is using lock-in tactics that go against the community spirit.
If this isn't obvious to you, you are willfully blind, painfully ignorant, or simply marketing Red Hat (which is what I believe and is so bluntly obvious, Red Hat should get better marketing reps in my mind). No point posting a disagreement to this, as I'm sure we'll agree to disagree based on your consistent <cough>marketing</cough> message.
The UserLinux project is Debian. It is a Custom Debian Distribution:
It is also a community of service and support providers, and a marketing organization for these providers.
_This_ is how to do service and support, in a manner consistent with community spirit.
It's about a Free Market with actual competition - competition between service and support providers, while sharing the cost of certification, development of the base distribution/ testing, as well as marketing.
This is the most logical venture I have ever seen.
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