Quoting <25311.952521079 at cougar.baltimore.ie>
by Paul Mc Auley <paul at baltimore.ie>:
> One of the points of having access to the source code is that if you
> encounter broken behaviour, you at least have half an opportunity to
> fix it yourself rather than saying "Hey, that's really broken. Your
> OS is really lousy."
Access to the source can be great, and it can be a red herring. If I
don't have the expertise or the time or the money to hire someone with
expertise and time, then having the source is of little use to me, and
that's before I look around for other OSes that don't need fixing
(several of which are free source too).
> Looking to other OS's for a hint as to a solution is fine, charging
> off into advocacy doesn't really solve the problem.
No, but changing OSes does fix the problem, and if advocacy makes even
a few people aware of said alternatives, then I will occasionally
succumb to the temptation to advocate.
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