IBM's new Ubuntu-based desktop offering
Posted Dec 5, 2008 12:43 UTC (Fri) by Ze
In reply to: IBM's new Ubuntu-based desktop offering
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But I do encourage and participate in the discussion and debate of personal blog postings, press releases or another announcements which are disseminated to the press or otherwise intended to be seen by external individuals. Anything that makes its way to LWN is fair game. Anything that ends up on CNet or other laypress news sites that has a comment section is fair game. Anything which gets posted on a personal blog is fair game.
Trolling like you are puts a bad reputation on RedHat/Fedora and linux in general. I hope your not employed by RH because that would be quite unprofessional of them to tolerate that behaviour.
I've got quite a lot of respect for a lot of people at RedHat and my first introduction to linux was through RH4.2 , However in any future distribution choices for myself and products I work on, it can't help but be negatively affected by your trolling especially since you are a Fedora Board Member.
The simple fact is that negative behaviour is it's only bad reward. It doesn't matter who started trolling first , or what somebody's intention is when trolling.
I can understand there being some troublemakers in both communities but all you are doing is making it worse. What you are doing is making you look like a spoilt prat , furthermore it makes absolutely no sense to further divide the developers amongst distributions and not work together. When someone makes a mistake amongst the development community then you explain that to them , help them understand why they are wrong and how they made the mistake and then move on otherwise you alienate more people.
Yes shuttleworth made a crucial mistake thinking that user numbers counted towards deciding the goals of open source projects. When it comes to open source projects , it's not about the users but about the contributors. If you want to change the direction of something then you work on that direction and contribute it.
I'm sure some people are jealous of the users Ubuntu has gotten in it's short life. That is a short sighted , zero sum thinking. More users is a good thing , it can only result in more contributors to make the open source ecosystem better.
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