rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Dec 7 12:07:18 PST 2006
Quoting Keith Keller (kkeller at speakeasy.net):
> Question: why no mention of *BSD, which is possibly in many ways as good
> as linux, or at the very least not a proprietary OS? Yes, I understand
> it's called *linux*manship, but it seems like not mentioning BSD at all
> seems slightly disingenuous.
OK, I'll bite.
o The page is a marketing essay on how to (and how not to) market
open-source software solutions based on Linux. Why no mention of
BSD? Probably because that's not the purpose for which he wrote
Author permits verbatim mirroring, and adds "Please write for
permission for other uses." I'd speculate that he might bless
any BSD advocate's desire to go to town with a derivative work
tailored for that purpose.
o I'm guessing you're unaware that the word "disingenuous"
means "lacking candor, giving a false appearance of simple
frankness, calculatingly deceptive". Which is a rather not-nice
thing to say about the motives of someone you probably don't even
know for no better reason than his having written a useful esssay.
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