[oclug] Linux Leads or Follows?
sphex at sympatico.ca
Sat Apr 7 21:18:45 EDT 2007
Obviously, 'someone' is happy with what they have now.
There is no point in pestering them.
You only annoy them.
I suspect that you demanded they justify their inertia.
Caring not to waste any time with you,
they returned a specious vague reason which you cannot refute.
If you persist in pestering them,
then one day when they see SOMETHING THEY GOTTA HAVE
they may have difficulty backing down from the confrontation with you.
> On Sat, 2007-04-07 at 13:51 -0400, Stephen Gregory wrote:
>>On 7-Apr-07, at 13:35 , miden wrote:
>>>Is there any area where Linux or Open Source developers have led the
>>>way, invented something new, rather than followed others?
>>Only this little thing called the Internet.
> Distant past.
> Wanting to answer some criticism here. As in "Why should I bother
> switching to something that is always behind the times? What can you do
> with it that you can't do with the big boys? Sooner? And don't give me
> any of that tree-hugging freedom stuff."
> This is someone not interested in digging into the guts of it to get it
> working and doesn't mind paying for something new that works now. He
> also believes that 'the big boys' will always be ahead of Linux and
> Linux will always be playing catch-up.
Lots of people believe in freedom of choice, especially the freedom of
others to choose to do what they are told.
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