On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 10:54, David Giles wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 08:11, Niall O Broin wrote:
> > On Thursday 26 February 2004, paul at clubi.ie (Paul Jakma) wrote:
> on their winmodems). Eventually even might say 'hey these people have
> some valid points, shame they can't communicate it very well.
Could not agree more.
I perceive that there are those who would have us all input our programs
using punch cards, anything else is not communing with the computer in a
Face up to it, the world where people who use Linux is no more a small
private club, it is in fact a world where many strata live side by side.
All the way from marketing to other stuff such as, competitions to see
who can sue who for the longest time.
There are on the other hand, professionals providing Internet services,
office systems, servers and desktops, NMCs and plenty of other practical
applications from AbiWord to OOo.
Linux can not be promoted without the existing community doing a lot
more. The existing community ranges from HP/IBM/Sun Microsystems/ORA and
their book writing types, to you and I.
A lot more means that at times you and I must accept things that do not
work the way we want them to. So rather than waste time on deriding the
person who can't code, won't code anything more than a HTML page.
Remember what an adopter of Linux is. It is a person who more than
likely is making a pragmatic choice with scant regard for my personal
beliefs in the area of Software Licencing, and IP laws as they stand
Once we get them on the drip feed, (CVS, RSYNC or up2date, apt get,
etc.) then they too can figure out other benefits that this software
gives them. Then they can choose to substitute the closed system
equipment in favour of that which suits their needs.
So have fun.
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