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Re: Fedora philosophy (was ATI video comes out of the closet)



On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 13:50 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Chris Jones wrote:
> > My objection was more to that suggestion (or perceived suggestion) that any 
> > opinion that is even slightly anti-linux is not allow on this list. I hope it 
> > is, as in the long run I believe such opinions on this list are beneficial to 
> > linux.
> > 
> > Chris
> > 
> I think the problem is that you do not have the entire context in
> witch the comment was made. You have to know the pattern of Les's
> comments to understand why the comment fits. His biggest complaint
> is that Fedora is not the tool he wants it to be. The fact that is
> is the tool that most of the people here seam to want it to be is
> something he doesn't seam to understand.
> 
> I get the impression that he thinks that if it was what he wants,
> that it would also be what the rest of us want. Something like 'I
> want it my way. Make it my way and it you will find that it is what
> you really want, not what you say you want.' He knows what is best
> for us. sort of like the way Microsoft feals about its users...
----
actually, Les has made it clear that he believes the fundamental problem
is the GPL license which requires that device drivers be compatibly
licensed to become part of distribution and that GPL license causes
companies such as ATI & nVidia to provide less than their best efforts
for Linux.

Obviously, Les' opinion is not a very popular one on this list but he is
entitled to his opinion and it doesn't make him a bad guy.

Some people on this list find it hard to disagree without being
disagreeable...we should leave that type of behavior to politics where
it belongs  ;-)

Craig


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