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Bad and complex architecture
Posted Jul 30, 2009 20:06 UTC (Thu) by astrand (guest, #4908)
Posted Jul 30, 2009 20:54 UTC (Thu) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
Well, it was probably inevitable from the time that you, Peter Åstrand, "Chief Developer" for Cendio's ThinLinc product, a proprietary competitor to NX, started a thread on LWN.net entitled "Bad and complex architecture", trashing NX, and talking up TigerVNC more than its actual performance justifies, without really disclosing who you were until finally dropping a hint long after everyone else had moved on from this thread.
Shame on you. When we think Microsoft is doing that we call it "Astroturfing".
I have found our conversation enjoyable and enlightening, and my resulting research beneficial and educational. But I can't help feeling annoyed.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 21:54 UTC (Thu) by astrand (guest, #4908)
Posted Jul 30, 2009 22:37 UTC (Thu) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
... with a direct and substantial financial interest in discrediting the competition. And if you were to let people know about your direct and substantial financial interest up front you would have less credibility when doing it.
Who it is who pays for your LWN subscription, and whether it happens to be during business hours or not is completely beside the point.
And when such clear conflict of interest exists, it *is* customary to declare such.
Posted Jul 31, 2009 0:47 UTC (Fri) by xoddam (subscriber, #2322)
Posted Jul 31, 2009 13:29 UTC (Fri) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
Posted Jul 31, 2009 16:26 UTC (Fri) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
Posted Aug 7, 2009 13:31 UTC (Fri) by deleteme (guest, #49633)
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