[sf-lug] "Educating Tux: case studies of Linux deployments in high schools around the world"
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Mar 12 14:53:57 PDT 2008
Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
> That "major" component comprises 0.2% of the install, as I demonstrated
So, per you, 100 lines of source code from my Web browser, which I use
all the time, is equally "major" on my system to 100 lines of source
code from /usr/bin/metacity, which I don't use at all? Prominence of
code to the user's experience doesn't matter? What a crock!
I don't think anyone else is likely to be fooled.
> No, there is no one else here but you, Rick, who thinks that I am being
> dishonest, AFAIK.
Oh, and I'm sure you've conducted a poll when I wasn't looking (and
decided to ignore Bill Kendrick). ;->
> Everyone knows that I giving out Ubuntu boxes with Flash on it.
> In fact, Rick, you helped install Ubuntu on these boxes, and you
> have referred to these boxes as open source before....
1. I have, in fact, _not_ done that -- let alone going around in public
_proclaiming_ them to be "FOSS boxes".
2. As an aside, nobody told me that the Installfest for School OS loads
included proprietary add-ons, just that it had some sort of Ubuntu 7.10.
(No reason why they should have, of course.)
> Also, when I give boxes to newbies, I talk with them about Richard's four
Well, with luck, then, they fell _asleep_ before that misrepresentation
about "FOSS boxes" could register. ;->
> I have never made the claim that these boxes are gNewSense only.
"Objection, Your Honour. Irrelevant and unresponsive."
> I have added no non-Free software to the boxes that you helped build on
> March 1 other than Adobe Flash.
As trial attorneys like to say, "Do you remember the question?" The
question was: What other proprietary software (beyond the Adobe Flash
interpreter) is on such boxes? (If the applicable answer is "I don't
know", that's perfectly OK.)
> FOSS saves keystrokes, Rick.
And destroys clarity and marketing effectiveness. Congratulations.
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