[Chugalug] What do you guys think of this article

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 21:15:34 UTC 2012


I left out "money-grubbing" and also a correction about calling it
GNU/Linux and the spokesperson being Dick Stallman.

*- Chad W. Smith*



On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 3:14 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Two things I can always count on people who promote themselves as
> spokesperson of the open source community being extremely good at.
>
>
>    1. Using the CLI.
>    2. Bitching about stuff not being open enough.
>
> If you don't want to use closed source software, then don't buy it.  No
> one is forcing you to buy it.  No one is forcing Ubuntu users to buy it.
>  No one is forcing you to use Ubuntu.
>
> "What?  You are releasing the software that you wrote under the GPL 2?
>  What are you some sort of M$ Corporate Shill?  You should be using the GPL
> 3.  Trust me, I speak for *the* Open Source Community™®© - I am an expert
> - and I know EXACTLY what YOU should do with YOUR software."
>
> *- Chad W. Smith*
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM, William Wade <willm.wade at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> I use the nvidia drivers (which Valve has been pushing to get much
>> better) and most have been celebrating Steam for Linux, which is basically
>> the same.
>>
>> I do think that proprietary will remain marginalized in Linux.
>>
>> I would however like to see more proprietary to open source models. A
>> software project that starts proprietary (perhaps pay what you want with a
>> minimum?) and says that when they hit $X,XXX it will be open sourced. Be
>> nice if the ubuntu software center made it easy to tip/flattr/buy a beer
>> for OSS projects.
>>
>> I like bounty systems for OSS as well. Sort of like kickstarter projects,
>> but smaller features. Perhaps even a "I will donate $50 to the EFF if
>> someone adds this feature" setup.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Dominic Sundar <dasundar at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
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>>> http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/opensource/open-source-community-up-in-arms-over-proprietary-software-for-ubuntu/3998?tag=nl.e011&s_cid=e011
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