On Thu, Mar 09, 2000 at 11:08:08AM +0000, Con Hennessy mentioned:
> [But putting on my Devils Advocate hat......]
> However the name would also need to be instantly recognizable as indicating
> what the group stands for and as a rallying point for new users.
> And at the moment the name "Irish Linux Users Group" probably does this
> better than most.
And it's the only reason I'm not irritiating and immediately persisant
that it's changed ASAP.
Linux is now a brand name. Eric Raymond's ideals are that it's better to
get people to accept Linux, push the brand name, and get people to use
free software than to keep pushing GNU, and point out that it's more
important that the software you use is free of constraints that it's
After all, if Windows 2000 suddenly turned out to be more stable, cost £1
to buy, functional and easy to use than your current Free OS, would you
use it, or stick with the Free one.
If you would stick to the Free one, you should educate yourself about the
GNU philosophy - and feel good about your choice.
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the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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