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