Comment on "Nine Attitude Problems in Free and Open Source Software"

Noah Slater nslater at
Thu Oct 23 17:10:23 UTC 2008

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 05:50:50PM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> There are nice people and idiots involved in both the debian project
> and the Ubuntu community.  I'd argue that the Ubuntu community has
> better tools for dealing with them, but it's worth dealing with the
> ones in debian in order to support free software more.

I hardly think calling non-technical users "idiots" is constructive.

> Also, I feel Ubuntu has "6) Focusing on hating Microsoft" in a bad way in
> along with 7, 8 and 9.

This is more about priorities.

Ubuntu aims for popularity, Debian aims for freedom.

cf. the differences between Open Source and Free Software

Noah Slater,

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