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FrazierWall No More
Posted Jan 13, 2005 13:42 UTC (Thu) by Duncan (guest, #6647)
Posted Jan 13, 2005 17:32 UTC (Thu) by GreyWizard (guest, #1026)
First, he says "I've had it with the open source community at large." Clearly there are obnoxious people in our community who criticize without contributing. Frazier is not wrong to dislike that, but to presume these people speak for everyone is misguided at best. Then he says he's personally concerned that his work is being used by terrorists because he's recieved rude email from shady characters. Are we safer because people in the Middle East can't get a copy of his floppy disk firewall? Puh-lease.
Finally, he claims some unspecified worry about the "SCO property right infringement case" and insists that releasing software is voluntary. Obviously he believes SCO is right, which means either he hasn't studied the details or has some darker motive. People who are truly a part of this community know that mandatory contribution is not what we stand for.
I've not used FrazierWall and have no technical complaint, but Ken Frazier has shown in his departing message that he is happy to spread ignorance and spite, just like the beligerant "advocates" he justifiably deplores. We are better off without him in our community.
Posted Apr 11, 2007 0:25 UTC (Wed) by frazier_wall_daughter (guest, #44583)
Posted Apr 11, 2007 1:03 UTC (Wed) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Oh well. Terrorists also use light bulbs. I'm still glad Edison invented them.
What is Frazier making so much progress on now?
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