[oclug] Xandros releases Open Circulation Edition
kevinm at xandros.com
Thu Jun 10 10:42:43 EDT 2004
On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 10:09:21 -0400, Francis J. A. Pinteric
<linuxdoctor at linuxdoctor.biz> wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 09:30:51 -0400
> "Kevin MacPherson" <kevinm at xandros.com> wrote:
>> It is downloadable via torrent from our site.
> /. posters gave it a resounding thunbs down. Here are some of the
> complaints that I gleened from scanning portions of the contributions.
> 1. They don't like the idea of having to pay for upgrades to GPL
They don't have to. The choice is theirs to make.
We provide a subscription service for QA'd packages which will eventually
find itself to the free source anyway.
Many companies provide this including Slashdot for advanced viweing of
> 2. They object to the license, but what else is new.
To be expected.
> 3. They don't like the idea that Xandros is calling itself 'famous.'
> There was quite a chuckle over that one.
But we are people are talking are they not?
> 4. They don't like the fact that it tries to appeal to Windoze idea of
> "user friendly." In fact they don't like the whole idea of trying to
> appeal to Windows users at all.
Someone has to otherwise why would they convert?
> 5. They don't userstand why it uses ad laden Opera for the browser and
> not Mozilla.
Business descision, doesn't mean they cannot install Mozilla after they
> 6. They don't like the idea that somebody is actually trying to make
> money from linux.
What commercial distribution isn't? I thought that what the purpose of a
business was for.
> 7. I saw one or two complaints that Xandros was not an American company.
But we are. Most of the development happens in Ottawa but the head office
is in New York ;)
But others will complain we are an American company once they found out.
> 8. Quite a few thought that the source to the GPL'd software was not
> being made available.
> Whether these complaints are valid or not I cannot say., but they are
> out there.
Where are these complaints being made?
No reference of the source.
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