a long rebuttal to the Linux-is-the-engine fallacy

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Tue Jul 29 16:48:01 UTC 2008

On Jul 29, 2008, Alan Cox <alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:

>> *And* BLAG can actually distribute a lot of the Free Software that
>> Fedora prefers to steer clear from.  *And* BLAG gives equal mention to
>> Linux And GNU.

> So why don't you set up blag-list somewhere ?

Because (i) I'm not involved in BLAG, BLAG just happens to use
linux-libre (that I am involved with) and offer resources to help me
maintain it, and (ii) such a list already exists.

> I don't see ubuntu people trolling this list, so why should you be
> doing so ?

Moo.  Who's the bully here, threatening to take things up to my
manager who had explicitly approved of my use of the Red Hat e-mail
address to promote software freedom even in Fedora lists?

Suggestion: how about you demand those who support *your* point of
view to shut up, so that I will then not have to keep correcting them
to provide Fedora users with at least a balanced view?

It says a lot about a person when he demands with such force that only
those who oppose his point of view shut up.

Alexandre Oliva         http://www.lsd.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Free Software Evangelist  oliva@{lsd.ic.unicamp.br, gnu.org}
FSFLA Board Member       ¡Sé Libre! => http://www.fsfla.org/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva@{redhat.com, gcc.gnu.org}

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