On Wed, Apr 19, 2000 at 05:41:57PM +0100, John Kelly mentioned:
> Okay, so I can't see the ILUG giving them the money to Debian to allow them
> to put on a show, but this just goes to show how much Linux has been taking
> out of our hands and become a commercial vehicle. It would be nice for
> someone to sponsor them.
I can't see it happening. Debian are saying that they should get a free
stand because they are great. A similar thing is happening in Ireland - a
commerical event (Windows World/e-XPO 2000) is being run, and it's also
charging for stand space. They were nice, and decided that they wanted to
give ILUG stand space (small, and at the back, but free).
Yes, I know it's a "Linux show", but if Debian want to go, they should
pay for it, or not go, and let the fact that they aren't there be noticed.
It's a trade show, not a charity.
Anyway, I thought that they were getting money from selling Debian these
days. Isn't that what they should be spending it on ?
It's one thing to bitch if they were being refused admission. But to
bitch because you didn't get something for free is like those people that
that bitch to software companies, saying "Open source your software"
because they don't want to pay for it, rather than they are pissed off not
being able to change it. And I always feel like bitchslapping anyone that
bitches about something I disagree with ;)
Kate, with the most uses of the word 'bitch' in an ILUG post, ever.
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