From: Niall O Broin (nobroin at domain sced.esoc.esa.de)
Date: Wed 06 Oct 1999 - 09:50:57 IST
Jennifer Alexander said
> On Wed, 6 Oct 1999, Niall O Broin wrote:
> > There was a piece on Sky News last night about Linux -
> > It was a boring intro. piece but what was interesting
> > was at the start - little blurb about OS in general and then
> > "the operating system's name is Linux, and the company that sells it
> > is called RedHat". Now I've no axe to grind with RedHat, and I sure wish
> > I'd bought some stock, but this kind of things grates.
> Why blame RedHat for the mistake that Sky News made?
I'm not blaming RedHat. I specifically said that "I've no axe to grind with
RedHat" - I've used RedHat (though I tend to use Mandrake now). That said,
Bob Young was on the program and he didn't make any attempt to clarify matters
nor would I expect him to - he'd probably face a class-action suit from shareholders.
> Why not write/call Sky New and tell them to correct their mistake instead of
> holding grudges against RedHat for a mistake that they did not make?
I don't hold grudges against RedHat (just repeating this because it wasn't clear
the first time) and given Sky News' targeting and attitude, writing/calling them
would be a waste of my time.
> At least place the blame where it is deserved. And while you're at it,
> why not do something constructive andset the record straight?
I do, but I won't because I don't believe that there's any point. Sure, I can
perhaps educate the broadcaster, but he's on the next thing now anyway . . .
Niall O Broin
UNIX Network Administrator nobroin at domain esoc.esa.de
Ground Systems Engineering Department Ph./Fax +49 6151 90 3619/2179
European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany
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