[sf-lug] "OLPC ready to scrap Linux??" (zdnet)

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Apr 23 13:20:09 PDT 2008

Quoting Usr Bin Sh (usr.bin.sh at gmail.com):

> Did anybody read this:
> "OLPC ready to scrap Linux??"
> http://government.zdnet.com/?p=3772
> Some strange waving goes around OLPC. The poster Richard Koman
> "misspels" Open Source as "open saucers" and "open-sauce" and calls
> OSS folks by names. Is it just angry reporter or the story has much
> deeper roots?

The "open sauce" gag is a traditional one from tabloid-style IT articles at
_The Inquirer_ (http://www.theinquirer.net/).  You seem not to have
noticed that reporter Koman isn't himself adopting that rather tiresome
and jejune style, only quoting directly from an _Inquirer_ article.

Koman's article itself appears quite rational -- and he agrees with Ed
Cherlin's equally sound _OLPC News_ article.  (You delve into the public
comments at the bottom of Koman's piece at your peril, however.)

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