[conspire] What's wrong with "FLOSS" (was: Penguin Day - Demysitify FLOSS for Nonprofits)
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Apr 22 21:47:31 PDT 2005
Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at earthlink.net):
> So let me just ask this question out of total ignorance, then, as I
> have not been paying all that much attention to the customs on this
Developing a custom here would probably be like unto herding cats. ;->
> Do most people write open source or OS or OSS, or what term
> do most people use.
I see the first and third of those, a lot.
> Same question for GNU/Linux or Linux. What term do most people on
> this list use?
When I remember to say "GNU/Linux" (for the complete system as opposed
to just the kernel), I often do, but more often I don't. Which is an
example of why it's going to have little success even among friends of
> Also, is this list archived? Is it possible to browse the archives
Sure. Notice the URL in the footer on the bottom of each post? As with
Mailman lists generally, that's a listinfo page that links directly to
the archive -- which is completely public, by the way. And thus
Google-searchable. Posterity is listening. ;->
> Discussions on this list will also shape the final product.
Egad! (Pardon me while I flee the responsibility.)
> Heh. That's for sure. Although I was anticipating that this list
> was primarily just high level hackers who were familiar with the
Speaking for myself, I'm strictly a duffer in the coding department.
> Oh, one other question while I'm at it. Do we have an idea how many
> people are subscribed to this list?
Sure. Consult the membership roster, which is linked from the listinfo
> That depends on who you mean by "we". If this list is mostly
> English speaking "open source" types as opposed to English speaking
> FSFers or Spanish speaking penguinistas, then you are correct.
Again, speaking strictly for myself, I speak entirely too much English,
a lot of French, a little Hebrew and Arabic, and a smattering of a
half-dozen other things. And semi-fluent Python. Hardly any
Norwegian, though. :(
 Or is that "Parseltongue"?
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