LWN on-topic vs off-topic content
Posted Dec 15, 2002 7:16 UTC (Sun) by Peter
In reply to: Better name?
Parent article: The LWN.net 2002 Linux Timeline
(the 'L' in LWN is quite inaccurate but I suppose it's become a brand name,
a change to FSWN may cause confusion)
Agreed. And don't take away the convenient 7-letter URL! (:
To clarify my position: I like reading about more than just Linux here. I like reading about the BSDs, and Mozilla, and XFree86, and The HURD, and Wine, and other free software. I like reading about free software politics - DRM, DMCA, Eldred, b-flag, and the doings of the EFF. I like reading about new frontiers for free software - Tivo runs Linux, Compuserve uses Gecko, Company Foo rolls out massive POS upgrade with Linux thin clients, Ogg Tremor ported to iPod. I like - to a lesser extent - hearing about non-free software in the context where it is competing with free software - viz. Microsoft, Apple, Fraunhofer.
What I don't like are stories that have nothing to do with free software or related freedoms - news articles that happen to mention Linux once, 2/3 of the way down the article, or press releases about a new version of Oracle that does this, that and the other thing, and oh by the way Linux is one of 15 supported platforms, or news about uninteresting companies like Corel that once upon a time did something related to free software.
Just a subscriber datapoint. (:
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