[kwlug-disc] Gnome statistics: Redhat 16 - Canonical 1?

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Sun Aug 1 23:32:48 EDT 2010


Raul Suarez wrote, On 08/01/2010 11:13 PM:
> --- On *Sun, 8/1/10, Khalid Baheyeldin /<kb at 2bits.com>/* wrote:
>  > The guy is Greg DeK. He speaks at many conferences. I heard him speak 
> twice at
>  > FOSS events. Was quite good actually. He made the same "9 Billion 
> open source
>  > company" point.
> 
> At those conferences he may or may not be speaking as part of Red Hat. 
> In this case, he clarifies that he no longer works for Red Hat and the 
> rant has no relationship with them.
> 
> Besides, he added what seems to be a heart felted apology for the rant.
> 
> I think that taking this blog and extrapolating to a battle between Red 
> Hat and Canonical is a bit extreme.
> 
> (Unless of course I misread your original post and you didn't mean to 
> imply that there is a battle brewing)

He was asking. (As in, "Did I miss something?")

Official or not, I take Khalid's point - we need another KDE vs. Gnome 
like episodic soap opera tirade like we need another ... <pick your 
favourite phrase>

Or, to paraphrase ... Why can't we all just get along. (And just focus 
on coordinated attempts to kill 'everyman' proprietary software. Oops 
- did that slip out loud?)



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